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

One hundred and twenty WFSE members from all parts of our union gathered virtually June 6 and 7 for the 2021 Rise Up Conference.

Did you miss the WFSE town hall on May 17? No worries. We've got you covered.

The goal of Washington’s four mass vaccination clinics is to ensure that vaccines are distributed and administered in an equitable way across the state. WFSE members are helping make that happen at the Kennewick site.

The Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) announced that criminals breached the computer systems of their third-party vendor, Accellion. 

Olympia, Wash. – Our union is honoring three Echo Glen Children's Center employees for their role in saving the life of a young person in their care.

On Sunday, January 30, Megan Krause and two of her coworkers witnessed an attack at Echo Glen that managers had been warned of for weeks beforehand.

A youth housed in a unit with other young people from a rival group was gravely injured.

The three women were able to save the young victim’s life by pressing a panic alarm and then, at great personal risk, stepping in to pull seven attackers off the victim.

Here’s a sure sign of new leadership in Washington. There’s a renewed push to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, an idea that went nowhere when the Trump administration and anti-worker members of Congress were in power.

We are stronger together.

Black History Month is a chance for us to learn, celebrate,    grieve, and aspire. Black organizers, workers, unionistsartists, and creators have shaped our movement’s past and laid paths to freedom, collective liberation, and justice in our future—and today.

Union members know how important history is. In a nation that often embraces collective amnesia about our past, the stories of power, triumph, and struggle that formed unions are critical to our strength as a movement today. They hold lessons, strategies, and dreams of what we can achieve through collective action.

The coronavirus pandemic won’t be controlled until states, cities, towns and schools – and particularly health departments – have the funding they need from the federal government, says AFSCME Retiree Sue Conard.

Conard should know. She spent 24 years as a public health nurse serving Wisconsin’s La Crosse County. One of her many areas of expertise? Immunization.