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The 19 presidential candidates who participated in the AFSCME Public Service Forum on Saturday disagreed on a range of topics, but they all agreed on o

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).

Bring your family to the Annual Thurston-Mason-Lewis Central Labor Council Labor Day Picnic.

Monday, September 3, 2018
Pioneer Park
5801 Henderson Blvd SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
11:00 a.m. till 4 p.m.


There will be FREE food, refreshments and entertainment for children. 

TAKE ACTION Email GovernorWe're entering the final weeks of contract negotiations when real raises will be won or lost.

This is it — the most critical period in negotiations focused on pay raises for our next union cont

Like others around the world, I mourned the death last week of Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul set a new standard for enduring classic songs with both artistic and political impact, like her mega-hit “Respect,” which became an anthem for both the civil rights and women’s movements.

And that song is on my mind as we embark on a week of action dedicated to shining light on the stakes for women in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.