About Us

We are WFSE. We are the union.

America’s communities never rest. Streets need cleaning. Families need care. Our members care for the most vulnerable in Washington State, keep us safe, and protect our environment. That’s why people who work in public service never stop. This isn’t just a job. It’s a calling. The work matters because it means something to make a community better.

AFSCME believes that every person working to sustain their community deserves respect. As part of the AFL-CIO, AFSCME is one of the nation’s leading advocates for working women and men. Our 1.4 million members provide the vital services that make America happen, and we believe everyone deserves a chance to fulfill the American dream.

AFSCME is the union that honors solidarity without conformity, drawing each member’s story into a force of experience and commitment that can’t be ignored. That’s how we win better lives for ourselves, our families, and our communities. For people proudly committed to public service, we never quit.

Here in Washington State, we represent 45,000 state and public employees.  

WFSE’s purpose is:

  • To organize and empower individuals to create a powerful collective voice.
  • To respond to the needs and directions of the membership.
  • To achieve and maintain excellent wages, benefits, and working conditions.
  • To ensure the union is a positive force in workers’ lives, families, and communities.
  • To unite the WFSE Locals of AFSCME for mutual protection and advancement of workers.