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Are you a member interested in sharpening your organizing skills?

WFSE members from across the state attended our union's lobby training on January 8.

Check out the 2023-2035 WFSE bargaining teams. Next, teams will attend a training, review bargaining proposals and prepare to negotiate the best possible contracts for our jobs, families and communities

The WFSE General Government Bargaining Team has negotiated a memorandum of understanding (MoU), protecting seniority for high-risk employees on leave without pay. Voting instructions and your new PIN have been sent to your personal email on file.

*If you have not provided your personal email to WFSE or did not receive your PIN, click here.

Does your legislator know why it's critical to fund your job? Do they know who is affected when caseloads balloon or funding for basic services is slashed?

There is good news for AFSCME members looking to pursue higher education. AFSCME Free College has made its bachelor’s degree completion program a permanent benefit.

That means that AFSCME members and their families can earn a bachelor’s degree for free, making an even wider choice of career options a possibility for more people.

The goal of Washington’s four mass vaccination clinics is to ensure that vaccines are distributed and administered in an equitable way across the state. WFSE members are helping make that happen at the Kennewick site.

The Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) announced that criminals breached the computer systems of their third-party vendor, Accellion. 

Olympia, Wash. – Our union is honoring three Echo Glen Children's Center employees for their role in saving the life of a young person in their care.

On Sunday, January 30, Megan Krause and two of her coworkers witnessed an attack at Echo Glen that managers had been warned of for weeks beforehand.

A youth housed in a unit with other young people from a rival group was gravely injured.

The three women were able to save the young victim’s life by pressing a panic alarm and then, at great personal risk, stepping in to pull seven attackers off the victim.