WFSE members must come to Olympia to lobby during the 2023 Legislative Session to ensure funding for our contracts, which will benefit our communities, workplaces and families.

The following is adapted from remarks delivered by President Saunders at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s Martin Luther King Day Breakfast on January 14, 2023.

Child welfare workers in Washington came together for a major win this year: in addition to advocating for much-needed cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs),

For the first time ever, the 2021 UALE Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW) will be virtual and includes activists from across the country. The school begins this Thursday, August 5.

Today, Monday August 2, is the last day to register. Don't miss out!

The conference will take place August 5, 6, & 7 and registration is only $50/participant.

Union members and elected officials rallied outside of Western State Hospital to demand adequate staffing and training at the Specialized Treatment, Assessment and Recovery (STAR) ward, home to the hospital’s most violent patients.

Thanks to a WFSE member’s sharp eye, three Department of Transportation (DOT) bridge maintenance workers recently had assignment pay reinstated, including nearly two years of back assignment pay (a premium added to base pay to compensate workers for specialized skills and assigned duties).

James Christo, a Bridge Maintenance Specialist Lead, has worked at the Department of Transportation for 35 years. Looking over his paychecks during the winter of 2019, Christo realized something was off. 

Union activists mobilized to prevent an irresponsible closing of Rainier School, home to 300 clients with developmental disabilities.

When management upended vacation scheduling practices at SOLA Spokane, the Member Action Team mobilized to protect their coworkers’ vacation days.