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No workforce has more at stake in the decisions made by elected officials. No election in our lifetimes has been more consequential.

If there’s one thing the 2020 election has in spades, it’s choices – and not just the choices between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, and choi

Both would bring perspectives that are sorely lacking in Congress. But only one has spent her career improving the lives of working people.
Amidst a renewed movement for racial justice, a global pandemic, and a recession, workers across the country are seeing the benefit of unions more clearly than ever. Conversations with members from across Eastern Washington about these crises show a diversity of opinion on where WFSE can focus its resources to make the greatest impact.
Washington state faces an economic catastrophe of unprecedented scale. Without action, public sector workers like us — the very people who have risked their lives to get us through this pandemic — will be forced to pay the price with cuts to the vital services we provide Washingtonians, cuts to our benefits, and permanent layoffs. This campaign is about choosing a better path forward: putting working People First and asking the super wealthy to pay their fair share.

LOS ANGELES – In a union election victory 17 years in the making, child care providers across California have voted overwhelmingly to be represented by their union, Child Care Providers United (CCPU). A joint effort of UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 and SEIU Locals 99 and 521, 97% of voters chose to join CCPU.

No other workforce has more at stake in the decisions made by elected officials.
AFSCME Council 28/WFSE has released its full list of political endorsements for the 2020 August primary. View the full list here. Members made endorsements after a series of interviews to determine where candidates stand on issues impacting public employees.

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The Times editorial board called on Gov. Inslee to reopen our contracts, cancel our July cost-of-living adjustment, and make "bold” cuts to the services we provide the residents of this state. WFSE President Mike Yestramski responds.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday joined AFSCME President Lee Saunders and front-line public service workers from states experiencing surges in coronavirus cases to urge the Senate to approve at least $1 trillion in flexible aid to states, cities and towns.

After dealing with years of favoritism, retaliation, and arbitrary staffing changes, the legal assistants, legal interviewers, and victim advocates at the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office have come together to form a union.