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WFSE members must come to Olympia to lobby during the 2023 Legislative Session to ensure funding for our contracts, which will benefit our communities, workplaces and families.

The following is adapted from remarks delivered by President Saunders at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s Martin Luther King Day Breakfast on January 14, 2023.

Child welfare workers in Washington came together for a major win this year: in addition to advocating for much-needed cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs),

WFSE: Inadequate Funding of State Institutions Jeopardizes Staff & Public Safety

Injuries reported at Echo Glen are a regular occurrence in understaffed state institutions    

Olympia, Wash. – The Washington Federation of State Employees released the following statement regarding the assaults on staff at Echo Glen Children’s Center Wednesday morning:

WFSE members from across the state attended our union's lobby training on January 8. Now, members are testifying in support of WFSE priorities, including funding for agreements that bring as much as 3.25% in pay increases along with a lump sum payment.

Virtual lobby days are scheduled. Pick your date here.

Check out the 2023-2025 WFSE bargaining teams. Next, teams will attend a training, review bargaining proposals and prepare to negotiate the best possible contracts for our jobs, families and communities

Solidarity Makes the Difference - WFSE President Mike Yestramski

Our union, WFSE, is closed out the year with plenty to celebrate. Once again, our unity gave us the strength to secure victories at our worksites and the state capitol, despite the global pandemic and attempts by anti-worker groups to strip away our rights and cut our pay. Although we have more work ahead, let's recognize what we accomplished together in 2021: