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2/12/19 - All WFSE offices will remain closed today, Tuesday, February 12. If you need assistance, please email [email protected]

We’ll meet at 9am on Feb 18th at the WFSE Legislative and Political Action (LPA) office (5th Floor, #503) located at 

ELECTION UPDATE 2/5/2019: There is a delay in the ballots getting out in the mail. All information has been updated below. Please review all of the information.

Steward in Action Training 2/23, 5/18, 10/26 - Contact [email protected]
Continuing Steward Education - 3/23, 9/21, 12/7
Contract Training (8-hour class) - TBD near July 2019

Our union has provided information to help guide IT employees as the state transitions to a new IT structure. The new structure will be implemented in July of this year (subject to funding by the legislature).

This restructuring will result in changes to IT job classifications. All IT employees should understand the new structure, the documents necessary for appealing reallocation decisions, and the key dates involved in this transition.

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.  

At the AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizer Rise Up conference, VMOs from around the country attended skill-building training sessions and visited Nevada state employees to share the vision of improving the quality of public services and the lives of those who provide those services. 

A federal court has ruled in favor of working families and against wealthy special interests in Danielson v. AFSCME Council 28, a case out of Washington state.  

LOS ANGELES — As fires burned in Northern and Southern California and the death toll continued to rise; as smoke engulfed nearby cities, prompting health warnings to stay indoors; and as survivors relocated to makeshift camps and hoped for the best, the best often

Due to the days the holidays fall on this year, the following December 2018 meetings are cancelled:

- Communications
- Finance

- Organizing
- Trustee

An extra Trustee meeting will be scheduled for January 2019.

Pamela Knight, a child protective investigator with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service (DCFS), was sent to check on the welfare of a child last fall. When she arrived at the child’s residence, the father viciously attacked her. She died months later as a result of the injuries she sustained during the attack.

This summer, I joined thousands of union members at a rally in Philadelphia to speak out against the Trump administration’s family separation policy. I was there to represent our union’s vision and values. We reject an immigration policy based on fear and cruelty. We embrace an immigration policy based on our common humanity, one that treats everyone with decency and dignity.