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The Early Learning Center on the Everett Community College campus is in danger of being handed over to an outside contractor that will operate it as a limited-service daycare center. Our community of educators, workers, parents, and community have been left out of the process.

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After receiving more than 6,000 letters from WFSE members, Governor Inslee’s office has agreed to return to the bargaining table to negotiate a general wage increase for state employees.

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Members of WFSE, SEIU 1199NW, SEIU 925 and WSNA were joined by UW students and community members on Wednesday at Harborview and UW Medical Center to rally for respect and a fair wage increase. 

Hospital employees from nurses to custodians turned out in union shirts and masks with signs declaring, “Respect Us, Protect Us, Pay Us.”

Workers from several unions spoke to the gathered crowd.

Sibley Haamid IV, the son of a WFSE member, has been awarded one of twelve AFSCME Family Scholarships.

“When Sibley graduates from college, he wants to be a business owner,” said Sibley’s mother, Carla Cooper-Haamid, a Student Services Representative and WFSE Local 793 member. 

“I’m proud of him,” she said.

Cooper-Haamid has every reason to be proud.

Sibley applied for the scholarship on his own and was selected out of hundreds of national applicants.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders released the following statement about the sudden passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka today:

“We’ve lost one of the nation’s fiercest, most effective advocates for working people ever. From his earliest days working in the coal mines of Pennsylvania, Rich has lived the values of the labor movement with the greatest passion and purpose. He has touched and improved so many lives.

After winning hazard pay in March of 2020 — a first for public service workers in Washington state—WFSE Local 304 members at Seattle Colleges did it again. How?