WFSE Local 872

Washington Federation of State Employees
Local 872

Our Local 872 union members work for the Washington State Department of Ecology in the Lacey Ecology Building or at King or Thurston Conservation Districts. We look out for one another and use our strength to push for better working conditions for all, union strong.

If you are in our bargaining unit, join us. See links below and on the green bar above to learn more.

WFSE members from around the state are participating in job actions to support a classification raise for our state's Environmental Specialists, also called Eses.

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.

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.
In a rushed vote, the Tacoma Art Museum Board refused to voluntarily recognize TAM Workers United (TAMWU), which has over 80% support among employees.

With an outpouring of support from parents, employees, legislators, city council members, students, unions and community, it is clear: We cannot back down till Everett Community College leadership completely scraps the plan to replace the ELC with a limited-service daycare.

Send a letter to EvCC President Daria Willis and the college's Board of Trustees—and make sure your neighbors, coworkers, and fellow parents join you.

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