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Priority DOC peer support, shared leave bills pass Senate - unanimously

The state Senate Wednesday morning (Feb. 28) passed our priority bill (HB 2611) that would give Community Corrections officers and specialists the same post-incident privileged communications protections as other law enforcement officers when talking to peer support counselors.

BULLETIN! UW Laundry members ask county council’s help to stay open

FEB. 27, 2018 •PDF icon FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

King County Council joins workers in pressing UW to suspend plans to close laundry

Closure of Rainier Valley facility would impact people of color and immigrants

STANDING STRONG TOGETHER FOR 100% UNION TODAY AT NORTH SEATTLE COLLEGE FOLLOWED BY LUNCH AND LEARN HOSTED BY ME AND MY COLLEAGUES.

Had a wonderful opportunity to take charge of union lunch and learn at work today to discuss about the US Supreme case on Janus and how it will impact us starting this summer. We are standing strong together!

Thanks to a couple of my union colleagues for the pictures!

Janus case update: Justice Sotomayor questions motives of our opponents

The United States Supreme Court today (Feb. 26) heard oral arguments in the Janus case - the case you've heard so much about that aims to weaken public employees' voice at work and at the bargaining table.

US Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor at today's hearing on the Janus case:

"You're basically arguing, do away with unions," she asked the attorney for the forces trying to take away our voice to win better wages, hours, working conditions and preserve the safety net.

It’s Working People’s Day of Action in advance of the US Supreme Court hearing Monday on the bad Janus case. Hundreds of WFSE/AFSCME members gathered today in SeaTac at our first Day of Action event to say:

“We’re sticking with our union—no matter what Washington DC says.”

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