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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.

BULLETIN: Important developments in wake of Rally to Save UW Laundry

As you recall, the University of Washington has announced the proposed closure and contracting out of the UW Consolidated Laundry – and displacement of 120 workers. These workers rallied on the main UW campus Wednesday (March 28) as they take their fight to the community, campus and corridors of power.

At Save UW Laundry Rally on UW Campus. “It’s really sad they’re trying to close down this laundry.”—Patricia Thomas

 
TELL UW Medicine to do the right thing and keep the UW Laundry. Please share on FB one or more of these photos today to show solidarity with the laundry workers.

CLUELESS IN SEATTLE, PULLMAN...


New report:

“The highest-paid state employees, year in and year out, work for state universities, and the biggest paychecks go to football and basketball coaches.” — seattlepi.com 3/20/18 https://www.seattlepi.com/…/Washington-s-25-highest-paid-st…

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We need your help to identify where innovative scheduling and work options should be created and where they are happening to benefit our members. We all want the best working conditions, family work balance, and efficient workplaces. It creates better service to our communities.  This is one way to increase retention of our members doing critical services & recruit qualified staff.

Union Membership Equals major settlements for members in four agencies


Members in four agencies – Enterprise Services, Employment Security, Ecology and DSHS (Western State Hospital) -- have won settlements validating their work totaling nearly $60,000. All four came on unfair labor practice (ULP) complaints filed by the Federation.

One of the best legislative sessions in years thanks to WFSE/AFSCME members’ committed actions

The 2018 legislative session ended March 8 with a supplemental budget that cares about the people of the state and the quality services we provide.