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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.

Affordable housing effort moves to Senate

Our priority effort on affordable housing moved to the Senate Tuesday (Jan. 30).

Alex Bacon, a Seattle Central College member and president of Seattle Local 304, said all SB 6400 does would be to allow local governments to consider rent controls as one tool to cap housing costs that are pricing many state employees out of their communities.

AFSCME Council 28 (WFES) VP urges rejection of bill that could cut Community Corrections staff

A bill touted as improving rehabilitation of adult criminals isn’t what it appears to be and may spark unintended consequences.

That’s what AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) Vice President Judy Kuschel told the Senate Human Services and Corrections Committee.

Community Corrections members ask for privileged communications protections after critical incident responses

AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) Community Corrections members are often involved in dangerous situations that may involve use of force.

They’re asking for a bill (HB 2611) that would give them the same post-incident privileged communications protections as other law enforcement officers when talking to peer support counselors.

Protecting personal information regarding sexual harassment claims (HB 2778)

Juvenile rehab investments needed if institutions keep older residents

It might increase success to keep young offenders in state juvenile rehabilitation facilities until their age 25 ½ , but success needs investment in those institutions.

That’s what AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) Lobbyist Matt Zuvich told the House Early Learning and Human Service Committee Tuesday (Jan. 30) on HB 2907.