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Like many DCYF workers in Washington, Taylor Andrews-Garcelon loves her clients but has felt her job get more stressful and dangerous in the last few years. 

Big decisions about our working conditions and livelihoods were made in Olympia during the 2024 legislative session. Through our union, we had a seat at the table and came away with major improvements for public employees.

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.

Our ABHS bargaining team needs to hear from you!

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ABHS management wants to take away many of your rights. What will you do to help stop these takeaways and win a strong Union contract?

Big win for WSU-Puyallup members

Members of the new WFSE/AFSCME bargaining unit at Washington State University’s Puyallup Research and Extension Center today (March 7) voted unanimously to immediately come under the current, 2017-2019 union contract for WSU members.

On next-to-last day of session, members thank lawmakers for PSERS bill while waiting for budget release

As this update was written, we were still awaiting the release of the final compromise supplemental budget. It has to be today because tomorrow is the 60th and final day of the 2018 legislative session. We don't expect any surprises in the final budget.

BULLETIN: UW students and Local 3488 Laundry workers unite against privatizing

A delegation of Local 3488 members from the University of Washington Laundry reached out to UW student groups and forged a partnership that aims to oppose privatizing this vital public service.

Here's a fun way to celebrate Women's History Month - grab some colored pencils and print out the NYSUT Women's Committee Coloring Book.

The coloring book was created for participants of NYSUT's first-ever conference on women's priorities called "Speak Up, Stand Up, Step Up" held in March 2017.