Our union held a forum January 17 to clarify the upcoming changes in how the state classifies information technology (IT) positions.

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 h

AFSCME Council 28 Political Endorsements 2018

Belwo is the list of endorsements made at the April 28 AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) Endorsements Conference. 


U.S. Senate

Maria Cantwell, D*

U.S. Congress

CD 1: Suzan DelBene, D*
CD 3: Carolyn Long, D
CD 5: Lisa Brown, D
CD 6: Derek Kilmer, D*
CD 7: Pramila Jayapal, D*
CD 8: (dual) Jason Rittereiser, D, and Kim Schrier, D
CD 9: Adam Smith, D*
CD 10: Denny Heck, D*

Negotiated Policies to Date

Below is a running list of the policies our Union and DCYF management have finished bargaining over. The documents are the marked up, draft outcomes of those discussions and formatting and other updates will be made.

DCS members are conducting a social media action on August 28 in support of classification pay increase. 

You can help. Share the memes below on your FB profile on August 28 with the following hashtags:

#ChildSupportAwareness  #RealRaise  #@GovInslee @WFSEc28

CALL Governor Inslee at 360-902-4111:

Equipment Technicians at DOT need real raises in our next union contract.  It’s difficult keeping Washington moving when we can’t retain qualified heavy duty diesel mechanics. Support critical highway mechanics!

TAKE ACTION Email GovernorWe're entering the final weeks of contract negotiations when real raises will be won or lost.

This is it — the most critical period in negotiations focused on pay raises for our next union c

Like others around the world, I mourned the death last week of Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul set a new standard for enduring classic songs with both artistic and political impact, like her mega-hit “Respect,” which became an anthem for both the civil rights and women’s movements.

And that song is on my mind as we embark on a week of action dedicated to shining light on the stakes for women in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Our actions in over 140 worksites last week has given us momentum but we need to close the gap and close the deal.

Our team bargained for 20 hours in two days. We only have two days left to get an agreement and need your action to win.

We need the Governor to hear from us now!

We cannot close the gap at the bargaining table without the employer feeling from our members that real raises, real opportunity, and affordable healthcare are a priority for all of us.

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