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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.

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.

The best spokespeople for anyone running for elected office are everyday Americans spreading the word to their neighbors, co-workers, friends and relatives. That’s why public service workers who are AFSCME members came out this year across the nation to help elect candidates who support working families.

And we won big.

We won at every level of government and in almost every state. AFSCME members made our voices heard, helping our partners in For Our Future knock on 7.5 million doors and hold 925,000 conversations in targeted states.

Better wages. Check. Better working conditions. Check. And, thanks to unions, we now know there is also a union difference for workers who have access to critical benefits like paid parental leave.

According to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 17 percent of all U.S. workers have access to paid family leave.  

At a time when our country needs real investments in infrastructure, education and public services, congressional leaders are doubling down on tax cuts for the rich.

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

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

GENERAL GOVERNMENT RATIFICATION

Negotiation of the 2019-2021 Tentative Agreement between the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) General Government (GG) and the state of Washington concluded on September 11, 2018.

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

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