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Workers in Missouri and New Mexico have chalked important victories against anti-worker laws that would have robbed them of their voices and the right to bargain collectively.

Assistant attorneys general in Washington state have formed a union through AFSCME to gain a voice in their workplace.

Our union has provided information to help guide IT employees as the state transitions to a new IT structure.

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.

AFSCME Council 28 Political Endorsements 2018


Belwo is the list of endorsements made at the April 28 AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) Endorsements Conference. 

FEDERAL RACES

U.S. Senate

Maria Cantwell, D*

U.S. Congress

CD 1: Suzan DelBene, D*
CD 3: Carolyn Long, D
CD 5: Lisa Brown, D
CD 6: Derek Kilmer, D*
CD 7: Pramila Jayapal, D*
CD 8: (dual) Jason Rittereiser, D, and Kim Schrier, D
CD 9: Adam Smith, D*
CD 10: Denny Heck, D*

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.

Hello Classified Staff & Supervisors Bargaining Unit Members! 

We met again with management regarding contract proposals.  It was another productive session and our spirits and attitudes remains very strong! 

We have wrestled over incorporating language changes regarding legislation and look forward to strong memorializing gains for members. 

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Hello Classified Staff & Supervisors Bargaining Unit Members! 

Our latest bargaining negotiations meeting with management took place on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in the Evergreen State College Board Room.

College president George Bridges addressed both sides and directed us to work together for productive, respectful meetings.