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2/12/19 - All WFSE offices will remain closed today, Tuesday, February 12. If you need assistance, please email [email protected]

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

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.  

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

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

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A tentative agreement was reached September 11 on a new General Government contract for state employees that includes:

Rehabilitation workers at Western State Hospital (WSH) delivered a strong message to DSHS & Dave Holt, CEO at Western State Hospital. 

Many rehabilitation staff job classes are more than 30% behind the states own salary survey. 

Petitions demanding fair pay for DOC support staff were delivered September 5 to Steve Johnson, DOC SW Regional Administrator and Jeannette Dixon, DOC Labor Relations Consultant.

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.

Member actions across the state are working!

We have mobilized to the Governor’s office at the Capitol, Seattle and other actions in Wenatchee, Yakima, Vancouver, and Spokane. Your calls, e-mails, and social media actions are pressuring the Governor.

Substantial progress has been made at negotiations over the last two days. We have momentum but must keep pushing to achieve a strong contract.

Negotiations start back up on September 10 & we need to finish strong.