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WFSE leaders from 41 different locals across Washington gathered on May 31 and June 1, learning the best ways to organize for success within their locals.

Local delegates, executive board members, and member of PEOPLE, our union's political action fund, came together on April 27 to decide which candidates our union endorses in a critical 2024 election season.

AFSCME Council 28 (WFES) VP urges rejection of bill that could cut Community Corrections staff

A bill touted as improving rehabilitation of adult criminals isn’t what it appears to be and may spark unintended consequences.

That’s what AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) Vice President Judy Kuschel told the Senate Human Services and Corrections Committee.

Community Corrections members ask for privileged communications protections after critical incident responses

AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) Community Corrections members are often involved in dangerous situations that may involve use of force.

They’re asking for a bill (HB 2611) that would give them the same post-incident privileged communications protections as other law enforcement officers when talking to peer support counselors.

Protecting personal information regarding sexual harassment claims (HB 2778)

Juvenile rehab investments needed if institutions keep older residents

It might increase success to keep young offenders in state juvenile rehabilitation facilities until their age 25 ½ , but success needs investment in those institutions.

That’s what AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) Lobbyist Matt Zuvich told the House Early Learning and Human Service Committee Tuesday (Jan. 30) on HB 2907.

AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) urges passage of bill to protect privacy of state employee victims of sexual harassment

AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) on Tuesday (Jan. 30) urged a House committee to pass a bill to protect the privacy of state employees who blow the whistle on sexual harassment.

HB 2778 would prohibit state agencies from disclosing to the Freedom Foundation, media or anyone else any personal information about any stare employee who makes a sexual harassment claim.