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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.

Tucked amid the temperate rainforests, streams and tidelands of Washington’s Pacific coast, Naselle Youth Camp (NYC) is a peaceful environment where youth undertake major transformations.

They graduate from the camp’s high school. They learn trades like forestry, aquaculture and electrical that serve them for a lifetime and fast-track them for good-paying careers. They receive behavior therapy, anger-management training and chemical dependency treatment from dedicated professionals that monitor and celebrate their progress. 

Everett, Wash. – Solidarity between staff, community members, students and elected officials pushed Everett Community College (EvCC) to scrap plans to close the award-winning Early Learning Center (ELC).

AFSCME Family: 

We have all watched with shock and outrage the latest developments in Ukraine. This sovereign democracy is under military attack by Vladimir Putin’s Russia, with entire cities leveled and civilian populations targeted.

Ukrainians are demonstrating extraordinary courage and resolve in standing up to a violent autocrat. Their defense of their country is nothing short of inspiring. 

The hardworking staff at Tacoma Community College’s (TCC) Early Learning Center (ELC) will soon receive a welcome boost in the form of a Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) Child Care Stabilization Grant.

The $42,000 grant is intended to combat child care staffing issues through increasing employee pay, benefits, signing bonuses, and other retention incentives. 

Today, following President Joe Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the United States Supreme Court, AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued a statement praising the historic selection.