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2/12/19 - All WFSE offices will remain closed today, Tuesday, February 12. If you need assistance, please email [email protected]

In June 2018, staff at the Thurston Conservation District (TCD) were certified as members of our union, making history by becoming the first conservation district in the state to o

Our union has provided information to help guide IT employees as the state transitions to a new IT structure.

We expect revenue will be an issue in the 2019 legislative session and so did the 2017 Legislature.

We need to fix Washington's upside-down tax system. This is one opportunity to address the structure's impact on public services.

The 2017 supplmental budget (SB 6032 Sec. 101) provided for a tax strucutre reform work group to facilitate public discussions throughout the state regarding Washington's tax structure.

Petitions to increase pay Served at Yakima CSO

WFSE members from DSHS CSOs and Call Centers signed petitions asking the DSHS Secretary Cheryl Strange to support pay increases for DSHS Finanicial Service Specialists and WorkFirst Progam Specialists.

Addie Rodriguez, Local 1326 shop steward and member at the Yakima Call Center, and WFSE Council Representatives Phedra Quincey and Gus Gonzalez delivered the signed petitions to the Secretary today during a visit to Yakima.

Contract negotiations for General Government continue.

Great turnout and lots of energy marked Spokane’s first Local Leaders Launch training over the weekend.

Local Leaders Launch training is an opportunity for local officers, stewards and activists to come together for two days of learning and planning to build their locals and our union.

Our Spokane-based Local Leaders Launch training included WFSE locals from central and eastern Washington

Locals will meet again in September to follow up and share progress on their goals and attend more skill-building workshops.

John Zeman - WFSE Member, Spokane

I’m from South Dakota. It’s a right to work state. I'd like to share my experience and why I'm #UnionStrong.

The average salary of state workers in South Dakota is close to half to two-thirds of what workers in Washington make. The cost of living there is about the same as Spokane, cheaper than Seattle.

ACT NOW to support IT workers in General Government & Community College Coalition — and the future of classification studies in Washington state!

UPDATED 7/23/18