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An engaged membership is an empowered membership. Check back often for updates. Together, we can win strong 2025-2027 contracts for public workers.

Like many DCYF workers in Washington, Taylor Andrews-Garcelon loves her clients but has felt her job get more stressful and dangerous in the last few years. 

Big decisions about our working conditions and livelihoods were made in Olympia during the 2024 legislative session. Through our union, we had a seat at the table and came away with major improvements for public employees.

Update 6/1/2023

Our union sent a survey to members impacted by the rescission of the vaccine mandate, and they communicated clearly their desire for our union to focus on negotiating for the health and safety of currently employed state workers.

A group of WFSE Local 304 members stood before the Seattle Colleges Board of Trustees (BOT), dressed in AFSCME green shirts.

Record-setting WFSE/AFSCME union contracts aim to make workplaces safer, improve services and reverse a 20-year staffing crisis.
Together, we convinced the legislature to fund record-setting contracts that will make our workplaces safer, improve recruitment and retention, address significant pay disparities, and improve access to vital services for all Washingtonians.