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SEATTLE – A bill in Congress to address workplace violence for health-care and social-service workers is moving closer to a vote in the House. 

Surrounded by friends and colleagues, Pat Bailey was awarded the Laurie Merta Steward of the Year Award. The ceremony took place June 1st at the Rise Up conference.

WFSE staff and members are mourning the death of labor attorney Anita Hunter.

LAS VEGAS — More than 160 AFSCME members gathered in Las Vegas last week to lift up the voice of public service workers and move our union forward.  

At the AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizer Rise Up conference, VMOs from around the country attended skill-building training sessions and visited Nevada state employees to share the vision of improving the quality of public services and the lives of those who provide those services. 

KODX, Seattle, Dec. 8, 2018

Watch the full town hall meeting held at the UW addressing inequality for workers.

AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) represents over 3000 workers at the University of Washington who laundry at Haborview Medical Center, at UW Medical Center and all across campus.

INTRO by Megan Parke, Director of Field Services, AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE):

Free College Now Enrolling For The Spring Term

Classes Start January 14

If enrolling in college is part of your or your family members' plans in 2019, you should consider AFSCME Free College.

Pamela Knight, a child protective investigator with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service (DCFS), was sent to check on the welfare of a child last fall. When she arrived at the child’s residence, the father viciously attacked her. She died months later as a result of the injuries she sustained during the attack.

Pat Devlin, after 30 years of state service at Central Washington University (CWU), has retired.

Pat leaves in his wake a deep well of union history in Washington state. Over his 30-year service, he served Local 330 members as President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer and eight years as a shop steward.

Pat also served as a bargaining team member for the 2009-2011, 2011-2013, 2015-2017 contracts and a delegate to the AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) Policy Committees.

Take a tour through the capitol campus veterans memorials and hear Washington veterans speak about their military experiences Thursday, Nov. 8, in honor of Veterans Day.