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In a rushed vote, the Tacoma Art Museum Board refused to voluntarily recognize TAM Workers United (TAMWU), which has over 80% support among employees.
Next action? Worker solidarity day at Tacoma Art Museum on Saturday, November 19 as 12pm.

Thanks to efforts by the Biden administration and AFSCME, many public service workers, 

Did you miss the WFSE town hall on May 17? No worries. We've got you covered.

Learn about WFSE's legislative victories, including funding for the elimination of furloughs, passage of the American Rescue Plan, an additional holiday (Juneteenth!) and more at the link below:

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From helping farmers to protect water quality to funding environmental justice projects in King County communities, King Conservation District (KCD) staff find creative approaches to conservation. 

That’s why they formed a union.

Workers Memorial Day 2021 arrives at a moment of the greatest urgency, when the front lines of the war against COVID-19 run through America’s workplaces.

Workers in health care and social service industries are a big step closer to having safer workplaces.

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R.1195) by a bipartisan vote of 254 to 166. The bill requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a standard to prevent workplace violence in health care and social service assistance settings.

Dear union siblings,

I write this with a broken heart. We now mourn the loss of another one of our union siblings, friends, coworkers, and confidants due to domestic violence. We grapple with the tragedy of a child experiencing life-threatening harm and left to navigate the rest of her life without her mother.

Two WFSE Members Murdered in Past Month - Take Action Now to Stop Domestic Violence

A Letter from WFSE President Mike Yestramski

Dear union siblings,

It is with a heavy heart that I write to tell you that one of our union siblings at Eastern State Hospital was murdered this weekend in an apparent act of intimate partner violence. This is the second WFSE member who’s been murdered by an intimate partner in less than a month, following the death of a member at the University of Washington a few weeks back.

On this National Library Workers Day, AFSCME library workers deserve to be recognized for the value they bring to our diverse communities and the vital services they provide anyone who asks for help.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is getting a big promotion.