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At a time when our country needs real investments in infrastructure, education and public services, congressional leaders 

WFSE members overwhelmingly ratified 2019-2021 contracts today when voting closed at 5pm.

"The hard work of our bargaining teams, and advocacy of our members resulted in h

Good Morning-  This is a communication from your bargaining team.

WFSE members overwhelmingly ratified 2019-2021 contracts today when voting closed at 5pm.

"The hard work of our bargaining teams, and advocacy of our members resulted in historic gains in our 2019-2021 contracts. We are stronger together." — Amy Spiegel, WFSE Director of Negotiations

9/6/18

RALLY at Western State Hospital (WSH) FRI Sep7 from 1-3pm. Gather at the flagpole.

AFSCME members in Washington state are demanding solutions to ensure worker safety after one of their co-workers – sister Christa Butters – was assaulted by a patient who had a history of violence.

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No politician running for office today would openly advocate for more wealth inequality in our country, where the richest 1 percent of the population owns 40 percent of the wealth. Even candidate Donald Trump in 2016 promised to stand up for the “forgotten men and women of our country,” who feel betrayed by a rigged economic system that benefits a small minority at their expense. Yet every single day, President Trump and congressional leaders seem determined to do more to increase wealth inequality than to alleviate it; do more for corporations and the wealthy than for single parents working two or three jobs to make ends meet.

August 29, 2018

Hello Classified Staff & Supervisors Bargaining Unit Members

John Zeman - WFSE Member, Spokane

I’m from South Dakota. It’s a right to work state. I'd like to share my experience and why I'm #UnionStrong.

The average salary of state workers in South Dakota is close to half to two-thirds of what workers in Washington make. The cost of living there is about the same as Spokane, cheaper than Seattle.

Hello Classified Staff & Supervisors Bargaining Unit Members! 

We have introduced our compensation proposals and feel good about the tone and atmosphere at the bargaining table.  Our hope is to make some serious gains for membership in compensation as well as other prioritized issues.  Management has been thoughtful, persuasive, and more than willing to listen.  We anticipate more healthy back and forth as we negotiate solutions and additions to the contract.