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WFSE members have chosen who will represent them at the bargaining table to negotiate their 2025-2027 contracts.

Dedicated WFSE members at the Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families show up for kids and families during some of the hardest times in their lives.

Big decisions about our working conditions and livelihoods will be made in Olympia during the 2024 legislative session. Through our union, we have a seat at the table. Register for your lobby day today!

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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.

Sen. Bernie Sanders interviews AFSCME's Lee Saunder on "JANUS: The Case That Could Destroy Unions, Part I" Compelling. Scary.

This is the Federation Hotline updated March 9.

REPORT UPDATED 3/9/18

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

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