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On the eve of Saturday’s Nevada Democratic primary caucuses, AFSCME members and retirees gathered at a Las Vegas restaurant to hear one last time from presidential candidates on the issues that matter most to working families.

Last week, parents of Washingtonians with developmental disabilities and the WFSE members who care for them in State Operated Living Alternatives (SOLA) and Residential Habilitation Centers (RHC) came together to meet with legislators.

AFSCME members sat down with congressional lawmakers last week to share stories about how the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act would improve communities and empower workers.

Members of Interpreters United gathered earlier this February for a three-day organizing blitz to connect with unrepresented language access providers. The blitz was just one event in a statewide effort to increase bargaining power and improve conditions for interpreters who help thousands of Washingtonians overcome language barriers.  

Through a budget proposal announced this week, President Donald Trump continues his attacks on vital programs for working families, including Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

And rather than invest in America’s future, he seeks to disinvest, proposing deep funding cuts to programs in education, environmental protection, disease prevention and more.

Leanne Kunze began serving as the union’s executive director this February after being selected by the AFSCME Council 28/WFSE Executive Board in January. She is the fifth person and first woman to hold the position.

Kunze brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the job, both as a member activist and staff leader.

“In my estimation, the executive board made a great choice to help drive our energetic staff,” said outgoing executive director, Greg Devereux.