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.

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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Your elected collective bargaining team (Bill Copland, Rick DeBay, Judy Lang, Don Malo, Geryl Post, and Judy Kuschel-Bradley) have met with the DOC management for five days of bargaining and one day of mediation. 

John Zeman - WFSE Member, Spokane

I’m from South Dakota. It’s a right to work state. I'd like to share my experience and why I'm #UnionStrong.

The average salary of state workers in South Dakota is close to half to two-thirds of what workers in Washington make. The cost of living there is about the same as Spokane, cheaper than Seattle.

We cannot move forward together when we are falling behind economically.

We need fair pay and real opportunity now!

We have negotiated for another two days and made more progress with many exchanges and five agreements. We only have four more days scheduled and are nowhere near realizing a strong contract that improves our communities with a stable workforce.


WFSE member Carol Scott delivered hundreds of SEO/SET/CO reclass petitions to DSHS Secretary Cheryl Strange at the conclusion of the Secretary's 840 N Broadway/Everett complex town hall meeting on July 27.

Carol and the Secretary discussed the need for a reclass (last done in 1991) and Carol asked the Secretary to keep DCS employees in mind when making the hard budget decisions in the coming months.


ACT NOW to support IT workers in General Government & Community College Coalition — and the future of classification studies in Washington state!


We, the members of your General Government bargaining team, are deeply concerned about recent eorts to divide our union.

Our bargaining team is striving to improve conditions for all union members covered by the General Government contract. We work hard to prepare for these negotiations and won’t let anyone stand in our way of showing a united front.