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Workers in Missouri and New Mexico have chalked important victories against anti-worker laws that would have robbed them of their voices and the right to bargain collectively.

Assistant attorneys general in Washington state have formed a union through AFSCME to gain a voice in their workplace.

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

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.

No politician running for office today would openly advocate for more wealth inequality in our country, where the richest 1 percent of the population owns 40 percent of the wealth. Even candidate Donald Trump in 2016 promised to stand up for the “forgotten men and women of our country,” who feel betrayed by a rigged economic system that benefits a small minority at their expense. Yet every single day, President Trump and congressional leaders seem determined to do more to increase wealth inequality than to alleviate it; do more for corporations and the wealthy than for single parents working two or three jobs to make ends meet.

AFSCME Council 28 Political Endorsements 2018


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

FEDERAL RACES

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.