Governor Inslee has rescinded the COVID -19 vaccination mandate for state employees that was ordered by proclamation on August 9, 2021.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

Here’s what’s on tap for the first week of the 2018 legislative session

As we’ll do every week from the start of the 2018 legislative session on Jan. 8 to adjournment on March 8, here’s what’s coming up next week in the Legislature.

Remember, every day is Lobby Day. RSVP TODAY! 

Institutional Workers deserve inclusion in PSERS

House Bill 1558 expands the Public Service Employees Retirement System (PSERS). The measure would allow earlier retirement for direct care workers at DSHS and Veterans Affairs institutions. The earlier retirement would recognize these workers’ high rate of injury and assault. Those in high-risk institutions occupations would be allowed to retire at age 60.

AFSCME Northwest Region Public Safety Conference

March 10-11, 2018, Vancouver, WA


I AM 2018


One simple chart tells it all


"The tax plan before Congress is a terrible deal for Washington state. At a time of economic inequality in our nation, we must not increase taxes on many working families or blow a $1.5 trillion hole in the federal budget just to help the wealthiest Americans and corporations. This bill also would result in hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians losing health coverage." - Gov. Jay Inslee

Aicha Danfakha, an attendant counselor 1 at Fircrest School in Shoreline and a member of Local 341, has suffered a terrible holiday season tragedy.

Her husband passed away in October while visiting Africa – before Aicha and their 13-month-old daughter Aminata Kourouma could join him.