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.

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.

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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.

AFSCME Council 28 Political Endorsements 2018


Belwo is the list of endorsements made at the April 28 AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) Endorsements Conference. 

FEDERAL RACES

U.S. Senate

Maria Cantwell, D*

U.S. Congress

CD 1: Suzan DelBene, D*
CD 3: Carolyn Long, D
CD 5: Lisa Brown, D
CD 6: Derek Kilmer, D*
CD 7: Pramila Jayapal, D*
CD 8: (dual) Jason Rittereiser, D, and Kim Schrier, D
CD 9: Adam Smith, D*
CD 10: Denny Heck, D*

Local 443 is looking for people to fill the following positions:

- 2nd Vice President
- Political Action Chair

Interested parties should attend the Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Executive Board Meeting for the 2nd VP position and Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Executive Board Meeting for the Political Action Chair (2nd VP too if not filled).