About Us

We are WFSE LOCAL 872

Local 872 members work at the Washington State Department of Ecology in the Lacey Ecology Building and at the Thurston County Conservation District in Tumwater, preserving and protecting the environment of Washington State in Thurston County, Washington. Local 872 is in Council 28 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME-- pronounced "Afsk-me"), and is part of AFSCME Council 28, the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE-- pronounced "woof-see").

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We are part of AFSCME

America’s communities never rest. Streets need cleaning. Families need care. Rivers and streams must be measured and recorded. Students deserve well-run schools, and our neighborhoods demand safety and options to reduce waste. That’s why people who work in public service never stop. This isn’t just a job. It’s a calling. The work matters because it means something to make a community better.

AFSCME believes that every person working to sustain their community deserves respect. As part of the AFL-CIO, AFSCME is one of the nation’s leading advocates for working women and men. Our 1.6 million members provide the vital services that make America happen, and we believe everyone deserves a chance to fulfill the American dream.

AFSCME is the union that honors solidarity without conformity, drawing each member’s story into a force of experience and commitment that can’t be ignored. That’s how we win better lives for ourselves, our families, and our communities. For people proudly committed to public service, we never quit.

We are AFSCME, join us.