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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.

Members make the difference at the table

Members came together with one strong voice to lift your bargaining team and show support on Tuesday (7/10/18) while we proposed our comprehensive wage package.

Rep. Laurie Dolan (LD22)

On July 3, DOT Assistant Secretary Mike North received over 50 signed petitions from fellow DOT members demanding pay parity for support staff.

"I am a single parent working 40 hours per week raising my sons and I struggle to make ends meet. I have been with the (DOT) department for 15 years and have not seen a significant pay increase. I am standing up to ask that administrative staff be paid what we deserve. A wage to raise a family without struggle." 
Tricia Sorenson, Secretary Supervisor in Aberdeen

“One strong voice together calling on the employer for work/life balance. Work/Life balance is important! It is good for the mission of our agency, our families, and communities.  We are gaining momentum!"

Georgina Willner, DOT-Tumwater (Local 443)

Your calls for freedom for Work/Life Balance are working.  Please continue to encourage management to provide real work/life balance opportunities for all members.  Your calls and pictures inspired everyone at bargaining.

The General Government Bargaining Team negotiated June 6-7th.

Here’s a report from the team:

We had two days of continued negotiations and resolved some articles but challenges lie ahead.

We are striving to convince management about members Work/Life Balance issues. The team is asking General Government members to take action the week of June 19.

Individual passions for Work/Life Balance must be seen and heard

Here's how you can participate:

When he first took a job at the Centralia Correctional Center in Illinois, Keith Kracht knew that a career in public service wouldn’t make him a millionaire. But then again, that’s not why he went into public service.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders lashed out at the Trump administration after President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders to make it easier to fire federal workers and weaken their unions.

The General Government Bargaining Team negotiated May 23-24.

Here's a report from the team:

The team reports intense and productive negotiations on 37 tentative agreements. We experienced clear communication on both sides over the two days.

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