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At a time when our country needs real investments in infrastructure, education and public services, congressional leaders 

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

GENERAL GOVERNMENT RATIFICATION

Negotiation of the 2019-2021 Tentative Agreement between the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) General Government (GG) and the

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 historic gains in our 2019-2021 contracts. We are stronger together." — Amy Spiegel, WFSE Director of Negotiations

Congrats to our new 2nd Vice President and former Secretary, Nikki Butler (LNI)! YAY NIKKI!!!

BTW - We are looking for a new Secretary! LOL!

Local 443 has endorsed

Larry Brown for WSLC President
April Sims for WSLC Secretary Treasurer

WSLC District 3 Vice Presidents
We have also nominated
Steve Segall, Pat Bailey and Katie Nelson.

As an AFSCME member, you know you always have an advantage at the bargaining table. But did you also know your AFSCME membership can provide you with a big advantage when you shop?

Through the AFSCME Advantage Program, you can secure big discounts on everything from travel to cell phone service.

Get your AFSCME Membership Card ID#

View the current list of AFSCME MEMBER BENEFITS

It was 10 years ago this month that the 2008 financial crisis kicked into high gear. When storied Wall Street bank Lehman Brothers shut down, bankers walking out of the building carrying cardboard boxes of their possessions made the perfect image for TV cameras.

9/6/18

RALLY at Western State Hospital (WSH) FRI Sep7 from 1-3pm. Gather at the flagpole.

AFSCME members in Washington state are demanding solutions to ensure worker safety after one of their co-workers – sister Christa Butters – was assaulted by a patient who had a history of violence.

Find your team info and WEBSITES here:

No politician running for office today would openly advocate for more wealth inequality in our country, where the richest 1 percent of the population owns 40 percent of the wealth. Even candidate Donald Trump in 2016 promised to stand up for the “forgotten men and women of our country,” who feel betrayed by a rigged economic system that benefits a small minority at their expense. Yet every single day, President Trump and congressional leaders seem determined to do more to increase wealth inequality than to alleviate it; do more for corporations and the wealthy than for single parents working two or three jobs to make ends meet.