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State employees in King and Snohomish counties speak out about #FairPay.

Join us on AUG2 at South Seattle College (Georgetown) to talk to elected officials about the crises

At the Washington State Labor Council Convention in Wenatchee, Local 3488 UW Laundry workers were awarded the Mother Jones Award:

For the past six years, Washington State has had a successful interpreter services program that provides language access to Medicaid and DSHS Limited English Proficient (LEP) persons.

In 2017, the statewide vendor CTS LanguageLink processed payments for 385,000 DSHS and HCA-Medicaid appointments at a rate of 7,336 per week on average. 1,100 interpreters worked under this program.

Get ready to vote!

IN-PERSON voter registration deadline is July 30.

Register in-person at your local auditors office. Find yours here:https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/auditors/

Ballots for the primary election drop July 20.

Check your voter registration status at MyVOTE - the Secretary of State (SOS) portal.

The Tax Structure Work Group meets next week in Spokane, Yakima and Vancouver.

The goal of this work group is to facilitate discussions about the current tax structure, with a focus on the business and occupation tax, and identify any options to improve the overall tax structure.

Each meeting will include a brief presentation by staff on the tax structure, followed by a small group discussion and report out, and then public testimony.

The Janus case was an attempt to deliver a knockout blow to millions of working people and their families who looked to the Supreme Court as an independent institution that advances equal rights and fundamental freedoms for all.

If you agree with I-1644 and want to help collect signatures to get it on the ballot, here's what you need to know. 

At this time, AFSCME Council 28 has not taken a position on the initiative, but wants to make sure our members are informed.

The following is from the One Washington Coalition for Equality:

WFSE Local 443 members are supporting locally endorsed LD 22 candidates Laurie Dolan and Beth Doglio.

And watch our calendar for phonebanks when you can help get state-employee friendly candidates elected.