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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!
February 23, 2018 PNS-WA

SEATTLE – Public employee union members in Washington state will be closely watching the U.S. Supreme Court case Janus v.

Local 1066 fights yet another proposed increase in parking rates.

Eric Needham, Local 1066 Secretary and WFSE representative on WSU’s Parking Committee, staved off a Valentine’s Day vote on a proposed 2.8% parking increase slated for next year.

Eric demanded that the vote be tabled until the Committee was able to review the Parking budget.

Full transparency from WSU is needed, especially in this time of a self-inflicted budget crisis. Local 1066 members are still fighting a unilateral cost increase imposed at the beginning of the school year.

WSU student journalist exposes critical deferred maintenance issue we should all care about

From the Washington State University Daily Evergreen campus newspaper in Pullman.

Note: Our Local 1066 members there have also raised the alarm on this issue because they take their job seriously -- keeping the WSU Pullman community safe and sound and a good place to learn and work.

Here’s some of what WSU journalist Luke Hudson wrote Feb. 20:

House, Senate supplemental budgets lauded, but some adjustments called for

In concurrent House and Senate hearings late Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 20), AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) praised each plan for helping vulnerable people.

But we supported the House budget provisos on Department of Corrections and funding of our health benefits.

Outsourcing transparency bill just plain good government, Senate panel told

Our priority bill to bring transparency and accountability to state outsourcing brings front-end scrutiny that may stop a bad decision before it costs taxpayers money.

That’s what 2SHB 1851 would do, the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Laurie Dolan of the 22nd Dist., told the Senate State Government Committee Monday night (Feb. 19).

Date-of-birth privacy bill about safety and security, supporters tell a House committee

The bill to keep our dates of birth private, SB 6079, is about protecting the “physical and emotional safety” of state employees, not a restriction on the news media, bill sponsor Sen. Patty Kuderer of the 48th Dist. told the House State Government Committee Tuesday morning (Feb. 20).