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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.

Gerry first came to Washington state in 2008 to assist with and learn from WFSE’s Conservative Caucus, a first-of-its-kind working group that had been established by WFSE members in 2005 and quickly achieved bipartisan support for and passage of crucial legislation. With Gerry’s guidance and help with messaging, the Conservative Caucus became a model for other councils, affiliates, and locals and even changed the way AFSCME International viewed and talked about politics.

Public approval of labor unions is at its highest level in 17 years, with nearly two out of three Americans (65%) expressing support of unions, according to the latest Gallup poll.

Join our campaign to educate and mobilize WFSE members and our allies on the need for revenue reform, institutional change, and an investment in public services. Together we can mitigate the economic impact on members and residents and help usher in needed reforms. Register for any online workshop below, and let's speak up together for our jobs, families and communities.

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Join fellow WFSE members in "Finding Well-Being in Difficult Times," a webinar where you will learn strategies for well-being and stress management and resources available to you via Kaiser Permanente and Regence UMP.
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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