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!

Port Angeles Local 1463 does it again

Port Angeles Local 1463 continued its holiday commitment to feed the hungry with a $1,000 donation to the Forks Food Bank and another to the Port Angeles Food Bank. This is why unions are so important for our communities. 


SEATTLE (Nov. 16, 2017) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, announced today that April Sims, whom you remember for her many years on our staff and as a Local 53 activist, has been appointed to serve as WSLC Political and Strategic Campaign Director. She will replace Teresa Mosqueda, who is leaving the council after nearly seven years following her election to the Seattle City Council.

Here’s the latest on Day 210 of the state Capital-Construction Budget held hostage

488 positions cut because of Capital Budget impasse; here’s the latest on Day 210 of the state Capital-Construction Budget held hostage

IN MEMORIAM: Lois Masten

In a week of sad news comes word of the passing of another WFSE/AFSCME giant. Lois Masten, former WFSE staffer and wife of one-time Executive Director George Masten, passed away peacefully this morning (Nov. 15). The family is comforting George.

Lois was devoted to the members and her family in the many jobs she did at WFSE. In addition, she was a major force in George's vibrant but unsuccessful 1988 run for State House in the 20th District.

Rembering Larry Goodman

Word has reached us from former Exec. Dir. Gary Moore and former Dep. Dir. Mark Brown that Larry Goodman, the WFSE director of personnel boards and later field services from 1967 to 1996, died over the weekend.

RATIFICATION Tacoma Community College Student Support Services Unit

Negotiations concluded mid-October on the 2017-2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Our Tacoma Community College (TCC) exempt staff tentative agreement for the 2017-2019 contract achieves pay increases for the entire unit.