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Dedicated WFSE members at the Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families show up for kids and families during some of the hardest times in their lives.

Big decisions about our working conditions and livelihoods will be made in Olympia during the 2024 legislative session. Through our union, we have a seat at the table. Register for your lobby day today!
I visited the avalanche crew keeping Stevens Pass safe for drivers. I did a ride along with some of our Department of Corrections members in Mt. Vernon. I drove the Green Machine to Walla Walla. I flew to Medical Lake and met the WFSE heroes who pushed residents in their wheelchairs over a mile to safety when the blaze approached Lakeland Village.

As the year comes to a close, I am celebrating the incredible surge of worker activism in 2023. Current and future members of AFSCME and many other unions were in the streets, on the picket lines, and at the bargaining table demanding fairness and respect. I want to also take a moment to recognize and celebrate some of the most inspiring activists in our AFSCME family: AFSCME retirees.

AFSCME supports a proposal in Congress to ease the financial burden on child care professionals who provide meals and snacks.

Our union applauds the nomination of longtime Service Employees International Union (SEIU) lawyer, Nicole Berner, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

A recent Treasury Department report titled, “Labor Unions and the Middle Class,” was the subject of a conversation at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) that highlighted the role of unions in making the economy stronger.

Sign up for the online Climate Change session here.

5.6 million Washington residents in areas of drought. Nearly 2,000 wildfires in one season, burning over 400 homes. On both sides of the state, climate change is wreaking havoc and causing catastrophe. But what does WFSE have to do with this?