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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.

Mandy Roberts-Amo is a teacher’s assistant at an elementary school in upstate New York, where she helps a legally blind child get through his day. His name is Jonathan. To Mandy, helping Jonathan learn and improve is more than a job, it’s a calling. And that’s in part because to her Jonathan is more than a student.

On Sept. 11, 2001, we as a nation faced a tragedy unique in our history.

TCC SSSU ratifies contract

Members in the Student Support Services Unit (SSSU) at Tacoma Community College (TCC) yesterday (Dec. 14) unanimously ratified their new (2017-2019) contract.

This unit bargains under a different law than most other AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) Higher Education and General Government members so has a different timetable.

GOVERNOR UNVEILS SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET; MORE FOR QUALITY CARE, KIDS, PUBLIC SAFETY, PARKS

Inslee proposes supplemental budget that finally enacts capital-construction budget, upgrades to institutions, natural resources, public safety, parks higher education

Gov. Jay Inslee today (Dec. 14) proposed a 2018 Supplemental Budget including the full 2017-2019 Capital-Construction Budget.

That $4.5 billion plan still has not passed because the former Senate majority refused to vote on it.

WSU Local 1066 members spring into action

Local 1066 at Washington State University in Pullman has a new slate of officers elected last night (Dec. 6) as the local joins the common-sense effort to not balance WSU’s budget on the backs of students, workers and vital programs.

Local 1066’s new officers: President Michelle Edenso; Vice President Victor Edenso; Secretary Eric Needham; Treasurer Deb Haupt; Executive Board - Derek Jones, Nate Smith; and Trustees John Baldwin, Brad Wilson.

Signs of the times for stewards in action!

Twenty-four WFSE/AFSCME members and staff completed a two-day Stewards in Action "Train the Trainer" course yesterday and today (Dec. 6-7) at the Olympia Field Office. Members became "Member Educators" and will be teaching other new stewards along side staff. What's on the signs they're holding? personal tips to new stewards. 

LOBBY DAY - Affordable Housing

AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) members now have a new service, the MCC which just opened; Medal of Valor awards; Seattle Mayor speaks out for low paid workers; Oregon AFSCME strikes Lane County.