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Many of our contracts will begin bargaining for our 2019-2021 contracts in May.

Public service workers across the country are losing their foothold in the middle class. So says an article in The New York Times this week that serves as a reminder of why labor unions are more needed now than ever.

Workers Memorial Day events planned throughout the state

Each year on Workers Memorial Day, April 28, working people throughout the world remember those who were hurt or killed on the job, and renew our struggle for safe workplaces.

Events are set for April 25 in Seattle and Everett, April 26 in Tumwater, April 27 at Western State Hospital (Lakewood) and Bellingham and April 28 in Spokane. The Workers Memorial event at the Department of Transportation took place April 4 in Olympia. 

4/23/18 UPDATE 

How did we get here?

Governor Inslee signed HB 1661 in July of 2017 creating the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF).

Great turnout, great questions and great discussion at tonight’s retirement workshop in Olympia.

70-plus attendees. Union Membership really does Equal Retirement Security!

SNEAK PEAK: From the upcoming WFSE/AFSCME March 2018 Washington State Employee newspaper and AFSCME Now

First deaf member of Executive Board wears armor of empathy to fight for others

Tommy Fuglestad, Local 304: “We can all learn to respect each other”

Union Summer 2018: Apply now for paid internship positions

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