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Three union grievances, hundreds of letters, and a statewide petition result in $2k cash payment for all employees in 2023 and a retention bonus of 3% in 2024 for those deemed “essential” by DOC.
Who will represent you at the bargaining table with your employer to negotiate your 2025-2027 contract? It’s time to decide.
Big decisions about our working conditions and livelihoods will be made in Olympia during the 2024 legislative session. Through our union, we have a seat at the table. Register for your lobby day today!

Workers vote unanimously to join AFSCME Council 28/WFSE as TAM Workers United, Washington's first multi-department art museum union.

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WFSE has a new Executive Board, the statewide body of members that conduct the business of our union between conventions. When convention is not in session, it is the highest governing body of our union.

WFSE’s 50th Biennial Convention, coinciding with the 80th year of our union’s history, took place from October 6-8 in SeaTac, WA. 

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After a bizarre disinformation campaign by a billionaire-funded, anti-worker think tank, spoken language interpreters who take appointments from the Department of Labor and Industries (LNI) have voted to unionize and join the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE), AFSCME Council 28

The impacts of HB 1533, a bill our members fought for and passed, felt as the latest Freedom Foundation request for public employees' personal information is shot down by the Supreme Court.

Over 1,000 DCYF union members voted “no confidence” in the leadership of DCYF Secretary Ross Hunter. Here are three ways to capitalize on the strength we have right now!