Local 872

This is the official website for Washington Federation of State Employees Local 872. Our members work at the Washington State Department of Ecology in the Lacey Ecology Building and at the Thurston Conservation District in Tumwater.

Members of AFSCME’s law enforcement community take countless risks to keep our communities safe.

The day after he was released from a hospital, a bruised and swollen Kelvin Chung told a state Senate committee that state employees like him need collective bargaining rights to advocate for safety on the job. “I want you to see my face. We need a voice on the job, so this doesn't happen again to anyone else,” said Chung, a corrections officer.

As union members, we're stronger together. Union membership equals fair pay, affordable healthcare, and a secure retirement. 

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