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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.
Next action? Worker solidarity day at Tacoma Art Museum on Saturday, November 19 as 12pm.


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We will continue to provide updates as we learn more about the vaccine mandate along with answers to common questions and concerns.

The Washington Federation of State Employees (AFSCME Council 28) released the following statement regarding vaccine mandates.

After receiving more than 6,000 letters from WFSE members, Governor Inslee’s office has agreed to return to the bargaining table to negotiate a general wage increase for state employees.

Stay tuned for more details.

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After winning hazard pay in March of 2020 — a first for public service workers in Washington state—WFSE Local 304 members at Seattle Colleges did it again. How?

Union members and elected officials rallied outside of Western State Hospital to demand adequate staffing and training at the Specialized Treatment, Assessment and Recovery (STAR) ward, home to the hospital’s most violent patients.

Union activists mobilized to prevent an irresponsible closing of Rainier School, home to 300 clients with developmental disabilities.

When management upended vacation scheduling practices at SOLA Spokane, the Member Action Team mobilized to protect their coworkers’ vacation days.

One hundred and twenty WFSE members from all parts of our union gathered virtually June 6 and 7 for the 2021 Rise Up Conference.

The first-ever virtual Rise Up included a panel on WFSE Member Action Team (MAT) wins, a showing of the film PRIDE, an array of workshops tailored to building power in our union, and more.