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We are excited to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with the state regarding the effects of the governor’s vaccine mandate.


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We will continue to provide updates as we learn more about the vaccine mandate along with answers to common questions and concerns.

The Washington Federation of State Employees (AFSCME Council 28) released the following statement regarding vaccine mandates.

After receiving more than 6,000 letters from WFSE members, Governor Inslee’s office has agreed to return to the bargaining table to negotiate a general wage increase for state employees.

Stay tuned for more details.

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Did you miss the WFSE town hall on May 17? No worries. We've got you covered.

Learn about WFSE's legislative victories, including funding for the elimination of furloughs, passage of the American Rescue Plan, an additional holiday (Juneteenth!) and more at the link below:

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WFSE made the 2021 Washington State legislative session a success despite the remote status.

4/27: WFSE Members Won Big This Session 

Before the start of the 2021 legislative session, public employees were looking at continued furloughs, layoffs and severe program cuts due to a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall.

Washington state faces an economic catastrophe of unprecedented scale. Without action, public sector workers like us — the very people who have risked their lives to get us through this pandemic — will be forced to pay the price with cuts to the vital services we provide Washingtonians, cuts to our benefits, and permanent layoffs. This campaign is about choosing a better path forward: putting working People First and asking the super wealthy to pay their fair share.