Local 443 News

4/21/2020
April 2020 General Meeting is tentatively scheduled as a web meeting. More information to come.

4/20/2020
April 2020 meetings canceled
The April 2020 General Membership Meeting and all remaining Committee meetings till May 4, 2020 are hereby postponed.



Workshop: Igniting Engagement With Your Union

WhenSat Jan 25, 2020 9am – 12pm Pacific Time - Los Angeles

Last year, nearly half a million workers went on strike across the nation, the largest number since 1986, when

A bill that has been introduced in the House of Representatives would simplify the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program for current and would-be participants.

We’ll meet at 9am on Feb 18th at the WFSE Legislative and Political Action (LPA) office (5th Floor, #503) located at 906 Columbia St SW, Olympia, WA 98501. There is plenty of parking on the street and a few reserved spots across from the building. We will reimburse your travel expenses, including parking fees.

ELECTION UPDATE 3/19/2019: The ballots have been counted and the results of the two contested races are as follows:

Member At Large #2 - Stephen Baker
Member At Large #3 - Katie Nelson

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Our union has provided information to help IT employees navigate the new IT structure. The new structure was implemented on July 1, 2019.

All IT employees should understand the new structure, documents necessary for appealing reallocation decisions, and important deadlines.

If you have any questions about your position or these changes, please contact the Member Connection Center at 1-833-MCC-WFSE (833-622-9373).

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.