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The latest and long fight over parking at Washington State University in Pullman ended Wednesday (May 23) with a settlement bringing $7,500 for the Local 1066 membership and parking cost concession

Local 53 member Henry Gill’s heroic actions save state trooper’s life

Officer Henry Gill, Local 53:

Union Membership Equals


Fair pay is a priority for our union.  It is the only way the state will recruit and retain high quality employees needed to ensure efficient and quality public services in Washington.

As Omak-Okanogan recovers from floods, Green Machine is on the scene to help two members in need

The WFSE/AFSCME Green Machine – the union’s resource center on wheels – spent much of May going from worksite to worksite in a vast swath of Eastern Washington. Here is one story.

Pictured: Anthony, Tanya, and their kids with WFSE/AFSCME Council Reps Rick Nesbitt and Addley Tole and the 100% Union pizza, water and juice we brought them.

Daughters of members in Ecology, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner and DSHS and a Commerce member have won WFSE/AFSCME’s first round of scholarships this year.

Younglove & Coker Scholarship Award

Logan Jackson, the daughter of Noel Smith-Jackson, a chemist 4 with the Department of Ecology in Richland and a member of Local 1253, is this year’s recipient of the union’s $2,500 Younglove & Coker Scholarship.

This isn't the Janus case, but it's still anti-worker

From AFSCME Now (5/21/18):

Supreme Court Ruling Reinforces System That's Rigged Against Working People

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling today in a case titled Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, said that employers can prevent workers from taking collective legal action to fight for better pay and working conditions.

The Green Machine will be making stops in Eastern Washington May 21-23.

MONDAY May 21: 

  • 9am-11am Stevens County
  • 11am-2pm Ferry County, SR21 - Curlew and Republic
  • 2pm-5pm Okanogan County - Tonasket and Omak

TUESDAY May 22: 

CLASS STUDY Information Technology

May 2018 Update

How did we get here?

In June 2017 the Office of Financial Management Labor Relations Section sent WFSE formal notice of their intent to implement the class study, which WFSE responded to by filing a “demand to bargain.” This ensures our Union has a voice in the impacts of this study throughout the process. You can find previous IT Class Study updates here: