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

“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.

Don't fall for the scam.


Negotiations for our 2019-2021 contract began May 3. We return to the bargaining table on May 23-24.