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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.

Public service workers across the country are losing their foothold in the middle class. So says an article in The New York Times this week that serves as a reminder of why labor unions are more needed now than ever.

More on Monday’s Supreme Court hearing

Top quotes from Monday’s US Supreme Court hearing on the Janus case that aims to install inequality at the bargaining table (to negotiate wages to sustain our families) and also in representing state employees’ contract rights in the workplace:

TESC-S4U ratifies new contract

The contract for The Evergreen State College Student Support Services Staff Union (TESC S4U) has been unanimously ratified after the close of voting June 14.

The vote was extended beyond the original deadline of June 6 because of public safety concerns that led to the closure of campus for several days during the original voting period.