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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.

Solidarity Makes the Difference - WFSE President Mike Yestramski

Our union, WFSE, is closed out the year with plenty to celebrate. Once again, our unity gave us the strength to secure victories at our worksites and the state capitol, despite the global pandemic and attempts by anti-worker groups to strip away our rights and cut our pay. Although we have more work ahead, let's recognize what we accomplished together in 2021:

AFSCME mourns the loss of Mildred Wurf, a beloved member of our union family, a pioneering District Council 37 educator and the widow of former AFSCME president, Jerry Wurf. Mildred Wurf died on Dec. 29 at the age of 95.

Members won a verdict against a multi-billion-dollar company running a for-profit detention center that was paying detainees as little as $1/day to keep the facility running.

Many of our union siblings across Western Washington are facing historic flooding and other exteme weather disasters. 

Community, employees, and elected officials are uniting in support of the Early Learning Center (ELC), a beloved community program based at the Everett Community College (EvCC) whose funding is at risk.

Write a letter in support of the Early Learning Center today.

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The U.S. Department of Education announced signficant expansions to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Thanks to a waiver in effect till October 31, 2022, hundreds of thousands of public service workers may immediately qualify for forgiveness or may be much closer to it. 

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