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WFSE 2023-2025 contract voting is taking place online as well as in person. Find an in-person event near you.
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.

New name -- Unified State Agencies Policy Committee -- and fresh start for former Miscellaneous group.

There’s a new name and fresh start for the union policy committee for more than 4,000 workers in such agencies as Commerce, Licensing and Health.

Public service workers across the country are losing their foothold in the middle class. So says an article in The New York Times this week that serves as a reminder of why labor unions are more needed now than ever.

Workers Memorial Day events planned throughout the state

Each year on Workers Memorial Day, April 28, working people throughout the world remember those who were hurt or killed on the job, and renew our struggle for safe workplaces.

Events are set for April 25 in Seattle and Everett, April 26 in Tumwater, April 27 at Western State Hospital (Lakewood) and Bellingham and April 28 in Spokane. The Workers Memorial event at the Department of Transportation took place April 4 in Olympia. 

Find Community College Coalition updates at
CCC.wfse.org

Text CCC to 237263 for text updates

Our statewide bargaining team met last Thursday and Friday to discuss contract proposals and develop new contract language in preparation for negotiations with management.

We need your help prioritizing our proposals by completing a short survey

Great turnout, great questions and great discussion at tonight’s retirement workshop in Olympia.

70-plus attendees. Union Membership really does Equal Retirement Security!

SNEAK PEAK: From the upcoming WFSE/AFSCME March 2018 Washington State Employee newspaper and AFSCME Now

First deaf member of Executive Board wears armor of empathy to fight for others

Tommy Fuglestad, Local 304: “We can all learn to respect each other”