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The economy has been rigged against working people by CEOs, billionaires and the politicians who do their bidding. On Saturday, February 24, thousands of working people across the country will stand united to say: un-rig the system.

Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joined striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, as they fought for the freedom to join together in a strong union and be treated with digity and respect at work. They carried signs that boldly proclaimed, "I AM A MAN."

February 23, 2018 PNS-WA

SEATTLE – Public employee union members in Washington state will be closely watching the U.S. Supreme Court case Janus v.

Local 1066 fights yet another proposed increase in parking rates.

Eric Needham, Local 1066 Secretary and WFSE representative on WSU’s Parking Committee, staved off a Valentine’s Day vote on a proposed 2.8% parking increase slated for next year.

Eric demanded that the vote be tabled until the Committee was able to review the Parking budget.

Full transparency from WSU is needed, especially in this time of a self-inflicted budget crisis. Local 1066 members are still fighting a unilateral cost increase imposed at the beginning of the school year.

WSU student journalist exposes critical deferred maintenance issue we should all care about

From the Washington State University Daily Evergreen campus newspaper in Pullman.

Note: Our Local 1066 members there have also raised the alarm on this issue because they take their job seriously -- keeping the WSU Pullman community safe and sound and a good place to learn and work.

Here’s some of what WSU journalist Luke Hudson wrote Feb. 20:

House, Senate supplemental budgets lauded, but some adjustments called for

In concurrent House and Senate hearings late Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 20), AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) praised each plan for helping vulnerable people.

But we supported the House budget provisos on Department of Corrections and funding of our health benefits.

Outsourcing transparency bill just plain good government, Senate panel told

Our priority bill to bring transparency and accountability to state outsourcing brings front-end scrutiny that may stop a bad decision before it costs taxpayers money.

That’s what 2SHB 1851 would do, the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Laurie Dolan of the 22nd Dist., told the Senate State Government Committee Monday night (Feb. 19).