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

Congratulations to Ashley Fueston and Jason Molzahn, the winners of this year’s WFSE Steward Awards.

2020 WFSE Steward Award Winners Ashley Fueston and Jason Molzahn

Following a hard-fought campaign to organize a union with WFSE, the Department of Ecology’s Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) supervisors won an arbitration granting them almost two years of per diem back pay.

Michael Franks, a WCC shop steward and WFSE Local 872 treasurer, played a critical role in the process.

“With last week’s win, more folks are beginning to understand the union difference,” he said. 

Here’s a crucial reason for working people to do all they can to help Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock win the Georgia Senate runoff elections in January – federal aid to states, cities, towns and schools.

If Ossoff and Warnock prevail, there will be a pro-worker majority in the U.S. Senate. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, as president of the Senate, will cast the tie-breaking vote when the chamber is deadlocked.

Longer response times for stranded drivers, reduced access to life-saving medical treatment and more crime suffered by elderly residents are just a few of the impacts Washington residents may face if legislators choose budget cuts over new revenue.

Our union has negotiated a furlough agreement to help avoid layoffs and job losses. Here's what you need to know about the furlough process we have negotiated with UWMC and Harborview, should furloughs become necessary.

From November 25, 2020 to June 30, 2021, employees in certain job classes at UWMC may be required to take furloughs (see excluded classifications below).

Armed with a strong contract and the resources of their union, four WFSE members won justice for themselves and their co-workers.