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Our union has provided information to help IT employees navigate the new IT structure. The new structure was implemented on July 1, 2019.

Safety, Privacy, Outsourcing Among Issues Up for Debate

WFSE President Mike Yestramski and Congressperson Kim Schrier met this week in Seattle to discuss the swelling wage gap, Americans’ inability to afford soaring drug costs and the workplace violence

On Sept. 11, 2001, we as a nation faced a tragedy unique in our history. And we promised each other to never forget — never forget those who lost their lives or those who put their lives on the line to save others.

LAS VEGAS – Corrections workers have become the first group of state workers to ask to be recognized as AFSCME in contract negotiations since Nevada adopted a law in June giving state employees the right to collectively bargain.

The corrections unit filed for recognition Friday with the state’s Government Employee-Management Relations Board after majority of the staff asked to be represented in contract talks as AFSCME Local 4041.

This year’s winner of the Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship is someone who defends workers' rights, supports her community and is deeply involved in her union. 

SEATTLE — More than a year after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling some thought would deal a major blow to unions, the organizations show no signs of slowing down in Washington state. The 2018 decision on Janus v. AFSCME had the potential to cut off one revenue stream to public unions: it allowed employees to opt out of "fair-share" fees even as the unions continued to negotiate for them. 

CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR GLADYS BURBANK — OCT. 20 IN LACEY
The Celebration of Life for Gladys Burbank will be 2-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at the Jacob Smith House, 4500 Intelco Loop S.E., Lacey, WA 98503.