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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.

WFSE received notification from the state that IT employees with pending IT cases will be notified Monday, March 22, on the status of the backlog.

The state received more than 1,000 requests following implementation of the new IT professional structure, and that backlog of cases has nearly been cut in half.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the status of your IT case, please contact your HR representative.

Georgia Veiga has been a proud member of AFSCME New Jersey Local 3440 for the last 17 years. She regularly seeks out opportunities to support companies that employ union workers. 

Union activists at the Dept. of Transportation wouldn’t take no for an answer when their work was given to contractors. They won a $10k settlement.
The WFSE Executive Board sent a letter of support to our union siblings who work at Kroger and a letter to the Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen urging him to work with his employees.
If you received unemployment benefits in 2020 and have adjusted gross income of $150,000 or less, $10,200 of those unemployment benefits are excluded from gross income and exempt from federal income tax.

As the world marked the anniversary of the official start of the coronavirus pandemic Thursday, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law and offered words of hope to a weary nation.