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LAS VEGAS — More than 160 AFSCME members gathered in Las Vegas last week to lift up the voice of public service workers and move our union forward.  

Better wages. Check. Better working conditions. Check.

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.  

Hello Classified Staff & Supervisors Bargaining Unit Members!

The 2019-2021 Classified bargaining team had our first day of bargaining with management on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. We tentatively agreed on the Preamble and 24 articles, that will remain the same in the next contract. So far we feel like we have gotten off to a good start!

Hello Classified Staff & Supervisors Bargaining Unit Members! 

Please take the TESC Bargaining Survey for classified employees.

Bargaining is underway and this is one way you can provide input the team. Send completed survey to Ron Heley at [email protected].  Scan to pdf or take images on cell phone and email to Ron.

DOWNLOAD SURVEY HERE