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LAS VEGAS — More than 160 AFSCME members gathered in Las Vegas last week to lift up the voice of public service workers and move our union forward.  

KODX, Seattle, Dec. 8, 2018

Watch the full town hall meeting held at the UW addressing inequality for workers.

Free College Now Enrolling For The Spring Term

Classes Start January 14

If enrolling in college is part of your or your family members' plans in 2019, you should consider AFSCME Free College.

Pamela Knight, a child protective investigator with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service (DCFS), was sent to check on the welfare of a child last fall. When she arrived at the child’s residence, the father viciously attacked her. She died months later as a result of the injuries she sustained during the attack.

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

Pat leaves in his wake a deep well of union history in Washington state. Over his 30-year service, he served Local 330 members as President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer and eight years as a shop steward.

Pat also served as a bargaining team member for the 2009-2011, 2011-2013, 2015-2017 contracts and a delegate to the AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) Policy Committees.

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

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.