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The best spokespeople for anyone running for elected office are everyday Americans spreading the word to their neighbors, co-workers, friends and relatives.

Pat Devlin, after 30 years of state service at Central Washington University (CWU), has retired.

Take a tour through the capitol campus veterans memorials and hear Washington veterans speak about their military experiences Thursday, Nov. 8, in honor of Veterans Day.

Members of WFSE Local 793 met with the Governor today to discuss on-going safety issues at Western State Hospital (WSH).

The members are seeking action to make WSH safer for both staff and patients.

Here's a review of the actions requested:

STAFFING FOR PATIENT CARE AND A SAFER WORKPLACE

Of course we engage in politics!

There is no workforce in the state of Washington that has more at stake in decisions made by the Legislature.

The Legislature has control over our wages, benefits, and pensions. They adopt a state budget that determines the funding level for the services we provide. Every year they consider countless bills that can have an impact on everything from our working conditions to our job security.

Better wages. Check. Better working conditions. Check. And, thanks to unions, we now know there is also a union difference for workers who have access to critical benefits like paid parental leave.

According to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 17 percent of all U.S. workers have access to paid family leave.  

What you can do:

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Victory for represented Consolidated Support Services (CSS) Carpenters and Painters and for Union rights.

In early June our union (WFSE) learned that Eastern State Hospital’s administration contracted with Great Floors to have the basement flooring in ESH’s Eastlake building replaced. 

WELCOME our newest members:

Since 1891 the Washington State Historical Society has been carefully preserving and sharing the precious artifacts, memories, and events that make up the long timeline of the State of Washington.

During that time, perhaps the most precious asset to this undertaking has been the PEOPLE that carry out this mission every day.