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We won because we showed decisions-makers and the public that our fight is not just for our jobs and families, but for our communities as well.
On Tuesday, September 13, WFSE members took to the streets in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Olympia, Bellingham and Tri-Cities to deliver this message: An unfair state worker contract puts Washingtonians at risk.

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.

There is power in numbers, and that’s why we continue to expand our union. WFSE members work hard to inform co-workers of the benefits of joining and to bring union representation to public employees who don’t have it.

Through the pandemic and subsequent economic crises, we’ve used our collective power to ensure the continuation of public services. We’ve also spoken up to protect each other’s safety, rights, and wellbeing.