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We are excited to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with the state regarding the effects of the governor’s vaccine mandate.

AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) urges passage of bill to protect privacy of state employee victims of sexual harassment

AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) on Tuesday (Jan. 30) urged a House committee to pass a bill to protect the privacy of state employees who blow the whistle on sexual harassment.

HB 2778 would prohibit state agencies from disclosing to the Freedom Foundation, media or anyone else any personal information about any stare employee who makes a sexual harassment claim.

Our priority #MeToo campaign sparks poignant House hearing

Thanks to the increased awareness from the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, the effort to expand the mission to purge Washington’s worksites of non-sexual harassment as well sparked a poignant hearing Monday (Jan. 29) in the House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee.

House Bill 2888 addresses workplace bullying by making it an unfair labor practice to subject an employee to an abusive work environment.

Addressing workplace bullying by making it an unfair practice to subject an employee to an abusive work environment (HB 2888)

2/7/18   Workplace bullying – HB 2888 did not come up for a vote of the House Appropriations Committee.

EXCLUSIVE: This morning AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) Executive Director Greg Devereux on KGY radio worldwide outlined our package of bills aimed at helping middle class state workers.

“We need desperately to address some of the economic issues in this country and we think by bringing up social worker debt relief, affordable housing and shared leave (that) these are things that will help the Middle Class,” Devereux told KGY interviewer Nat George.

“Resist the gravitational pull of politics” and restore Affirmative Action, WFSE/AFSCME leader tells senators

AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) Executive Board member Kevin Allen -- on behalf of all of us – Friday (Jan. 26) called on legislators to pass legislation to repeal Initiative 200, the 1998 ballot measure that ended Affirmative Action.

Great turnout for Interpreters United Local 1671 Lobby Day

Also at the Capitol today, dozens of our medical interpreter members of Local 1671 turned out for their lobby day.

The highlight of Interpreters United Lobby Day was meeting with and thanking Sen. Rebecca Saldana of the 37th District, sponsor of the interpreter services bill, SSB 6245.