Governor Inslee has rescinded the COVID -19 vaccination mandate for state employees that was ordered by proclamation on August 9, 2021.

Together, we convinced the legislature to fund record-setting contracts that will make our workplaces safer, improve recruitment and retention, address significant pay disparities, and improve access to vital services for all Washingtonians.
There's a lot going on for WFSE Department of Correction Members: an arbitration award resulting in significant raises for our 2023-25 contract, workload concerns, important legislation, union organizing in WMS, and much more. Find everything you need here in the Corrections Corner.

Addressing workplace bullying by making it an unfair practice to subject an employee to an abusive work environment (HB 2888)

2/7/18   Workplace bullying – HB 2888 did not come up for a vote of the House Appropriations Committee.

EXCLUSIVE: This morning AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) Executive Director Greg Devereux on KGY radio worldwide outlined our package of bills aimed at helping middle class state workers.

“We need desperately to address some of the economic issues in this country and we think by bringing up social worker debt relief, affordable housing and shared leave (that) these are things that will help the Middle Class,” Devereux told KGY interviewer Nat George.

“Resist the gravitational pull of politics” and restore Affirmative Action, WFSE/AFSCME leader tells senators

AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) Executive Board member Kevin Allen -- on behalf of all of us – Friday (Jan. 26) called on legislators to pass legislation to repeal Initiative 200, the 1998 ballot measure that ended Affirmative Action.

Great turnout for Interpreters United Local 1671 Lobby Day

Also at the Capitol today, dozens of our medical interpreter members of Local 1671 turned out for their lobby day.

The highlight of Interpreters United Lobby Day was meeting with and thanking Sen. Rebecca Saldana of the 37th District, sponsor of the interpreter services bill, SSB 6245.

Privacy bill moves to keep your dates of birth private; meanwhile, Freedom Foundation turns up the heat at the Supreme Court on this issue

The humane Senate bill to keep state employees’ dates of birth private took a big step toward passage Friday (Jan. 26) when the Senate State Government Committee passed SB 6079 and sent it the Senate Rules Committee.

UW and Harborview members speak truth to power on proposed closure of UW Laundry and costly new laundering requirements for HMC custodial staff

AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) workers from the University of Washington (UW) Consolidated Laundry and workers from Harborview Medical Center (HMC) Thursday morning (Jan. 25) called on the Harborview Board of Trustees to uphold the values of King County and support workers on laundry jobs and respect for custodians.