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

The 2021 Legislative Session is in full swing. Decisions about our wages, work conditions, and the services we provide will be made over the next several months.

On January 2nd, I received my first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

This wasn’t a decision I took lightly.

I’m a Mental Health Practitioner Clinical Specialist at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle  where I’ve worked for the past six years. I currently sit on the Harborview Ethics Committee and the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. I’m also the president of AFSCME Local 3488.

The WFSE Executive Committee released the following statement regarding today's events:

WA Federation of State Employees Calls for Peaceful Transition of Power, Denounces Attacks on Public Service Workers

Violent insurrection provoked by president follows harassment of Washington public employees working to enforce public health orders

Heading into a legislative session entirely over Zoom, we know some legislators are considering serious cuts as a strategy to balance the budget—and we know that ends in lost services, folks falling through the cracks, and a prolonged economic crisis.

Join AFSCME and several other national unions as we host a town hall on the COVID-19 vaccine next Tuesday, January 12th, at 3pm PST. Medical experts will be on hand to answer your questions about the vaccine and what to expect after receiving it.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders called the victories of the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s Senate runoff elections “a bold mandate for change.”