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MEMBERS ACROSS THE STATE SHOWED WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER TO HELP KICK OFF BARGAINING

Negotiations for our 2019-2021 contract began May 3. We return to the bargaining table on May 23-24.

Negotiated Policies to Date

Below is a running list of the policies our Union and DCYF management have finished bargaining over.

AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE)
Survey on Telework, Alternative Schedules, and Flexible Work Hours

We need your help to identify where innovative scheduling and work options should be created and where they are happening to benefit our members. We all want the best working conditions, family work balance, and efficient workplaces. It creates better service to our communities. This is one way to increase retention of our members doing critical services & recruit qualified staff.

Union Membership Equals

FAIR PAY

Fair pay is a priority for our union.  It is the only way the state will recruit and retain high quality employees needed to ensure efficient and quality public services in Washington.

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.

Bargaining update

The DSHS Supplemental Bargaining Team kicked off supplemental (agency-specific) bargaining Thursday (March 29). Team members on hand were: Rick Hertzog, Gabe Hall, Dave Greenman, Steve Segall, Anne Hinojosa, Steve Fossum, Sue Henricksen, Patricia Loving, Amy Spiegel, Julianne Moore and Sean Dannen.

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:

Negotiating for the future, enforcing our contracts now!

While the WFSE/AFSCME General Government Bargaining Team and GG Bargaining Communications Team met for joint training in Olympia yesterday and today (Nov. 29) members gathered at the Tacoma Field Office Wednesday for training on the latest contract that took effect this past July (last two photos).
We never quit negotiating for the future and enforcing our contracts now! #100pctUnion