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WFSE’s Executive Director Leanne Kunze was elected to the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) Executive Board.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders praised the House of Representatives for passing 

The WFSE General Government Bargaining Team has negotiated a memorandum of understanding (MoU), protecting seniority for high-risk employees on leave without pay.

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Justin Lee

Olympia, Wash. — The Washington Federation of State Employees (AFSCME Council 28) Executive Committee released the following statement in recognition of US Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman’s bravery during the insurrection at the U.S Capitol on January 6, 2021.

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Justin Lee

Olympia, Wash. —The Washington Federation of State Employees (AFSCME Council 28) Executive Committee released the following statement thanking public custodial workers of the U.S. Capitol for their brave and selfless dedication in returning the Capitol buildings to a safe and usable state after the January 6 attacks on democracy and justice.

In his first days on the job, President Joe Biden has taken swift executive action to protect and empower public service workers, strengthen public services and help working people. On his first day alone, he signed 17 executive orders, memorandums and proclamations that showed the kind of bold leadership our country needs now.

The 2021 Washington State legislative session is here. Lawmakers are currently making decisions that will impact your jobs, families and communities. Stay up-to-speed, and register to meet your legislators online here.

Contact your lawmakers by phone: Text SAVEJOBS to 237263.

The 2021 Legislative Session is in full swing. Decisions about our wages, work conditions, and the services we provide will be made over the next several months.

The WFSE Executive Committee released the following statement regarding today's events:

WA Federation of State Employees Calls for Peaceful Transition of Power, Denounces Attacks on Public Service Workers

Violent insurrection provoked by president follows harassment of Washington public employees working to enforce public health orders

AFSCME President Lee Saunders called the victories of the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s Senate runoff elections “a bold mandate for change.”

Here’s a crucial reason for working people to do all they can to help Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock win the Georgia Senate runoff elections in January – federal aid to states, cities, towns and schools.

If Ossoff and Warnock prevail, there will be a pro-worker majority in the U.S. Senate. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, as president of the Senate, will cast the tie-breaking vote when the chamber is deadlocked.