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WFSE has set the bar for what working people can accomplish during this crisis. We have risen to meet this critical moment of our lifetimes.

On April 27, 2020, WFSE President Mike Yestramski, Vice President Andrea Vaughn, Treasurer Paula Lukaszek, and Executive Director Leanne Kunze hosted an all-union tele town hall to discuss our union's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, answer questions from members, and share what we've won so far. If you weren't able to participate, the audio recording with subtitles is now available. 

Last week, Governor Inslee announced a four-phase approach to a partial re-opening of Washington State's businesses. COVID-19 remains a dire threat to Washingtonians' health, our economic security, and the public services our state relies on. Governor Inslee is moving forward with caution, and we must all remain committed to not only our own safety, but the safety of our immune-compromised, elderly, and otherwise vulnerable neighbors and friends.

As before, the quickest way for Washington's economy to re-open is to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Our union is fighting for #CourageousDutyPay for all the essential workers suiting up and showing up to keep Washington going. We can do this together. Send a letter today!

These are unprecedented times that require bold action. The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted our daily lives, and most Washingtonians are concerned not only about their safety, bu

South Seattle College’s main campus has transitioned to remote operations starting Tuesday, March 10 due to a confirmed case of COVID-19.

WFSE members are on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus), and that's why our union has taken proactive steps to protect workers and their families.

From Local 1488 President Paula Lukaszek and Local 3488 President John Frazier:

Update from the Washington State Department of Health's COVID-19 Community Task Force: