News

The Early Learning Center on the Everett Community College campus is in danger of being handed over to an outside contractor that will operate it as a limited-service daycare center. Our community of educators, workers, parents, and community have been left out of the process.

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Melinda Brockie comes home

We’re pleased to report that Melinda Brockie, the Federation member shot and wounded in the Las Vegas tragedy came home to the Lummi Reservation in Northwest Washington Oct. 25.

She was honored with a parade and a police escort from the Bellingham International Airport to her home, according to the Bellingham Herald.

IN MEMORIAM: George Hartwell

We honored George Hartwell at our In Memoriam presentation at our recent state convention. But out of respect to his family, we waited until his official obituary went public before announcing his passing here.

For many outside his family, George’s name faded away 20 years ago. But his story then is still inspiring today for all Federation members.

Our View, Nov 2017

This month's program features: Coverage of the WFSE convention with AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders and Gov. Jay Inslee. Also, how a so-called right to work (for less) state holds down the workers but also other citizens of the state. In addition, while Labor Day weekend is a fun an relaxing time for many, its benefits aren't extended to 30% of American workers.

Live from WFSE HQ: Open Enrollment

LIVE FROM WFSE HQ: Today is opening day for Open Enrollment for state employee health care. Let’s take a look at what’s changed and what’s new.

VIDEO:  Here today with WFSE President Sue Henricksen (Local 53) and Exec Director Greg Devereux.

Open enrollment for 2018 state employee health benefits starts Wednesday. First benefit fair Tuesday at UW.

For state agency and higher education members.

Stronger Unions, Stronger Communities

Today, our union released a report showing why standing strong together, we make our communities stronger.

Why are we doing this?

We’re standing up for the freedom of working people to join together in strong #unions because each day around the country unions give working people the power in numbers they need to make our communities stronger.

BULLETIN! Appeals court blocks Freedom Foundation’s attempt to violate your privacy

The Washington Court of Appeals today upheld Federation members’ right to privacy and upheld the union’s appeal against the Freedom Foundation.

In a unanimous decision, the court blocked the Freedom Foundation’s attempt to get your dates of birth – which in this day and age opens the door to all kinds of privacy, safety and security breaches.