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The 2021 Washington State legislative session is here. Lawmakers are currently making decisions that will impact your jobs, families and communities.

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.

Two WFSE Members Murdered in Past Month - Take Action Now to Stop Domestic Violence

A Letter from WFSE President Mike Yestramski

Dear union siblings,

It is with a heavy heart that I write to tell you that one of our union siblings at Eastern State Hospital was murdered this weekend in an apparent act of intimate partner violence. This is the second WFSE member who’s been murdered by an intimate partner in less than a month, following the death of a member at the University of Washington a few weeks back.

On this National Library Workers Day, AFSCME library workers deserve to be recognized for the value they bring to our diverse communities and the vital services they provide anyone who asks for help.

Our union wants to be sure you have COVID-19 vaccine information and resources to make an informed decision about your health. Want to help the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) gather information about improving vaccine access?

The WFSE executive committee released the statement below regarding the shootings in Atlanta and the increase in anti-Asian racism across our country. WFSE leadership stands in solidarity with our Asian and Pacific Islander union siblings and their communities who are angry and grieving as a result of these despicable actions. 

For Immediate Release
March 19, 2021