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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

Established in 1991, the Union Plus scholarship supports union families in their endeavors to access higher education. Awarded to union members, spouses, and dependent children, it’s given based on candidates’ academic achievements, commitment to social issues, financial need, and connection to labor values.

This year, $170,000 was awarded to 108 students from 34 different unions.

We stood together and won pay increases, protected health care, raised the minimum wage and more! Our 2019-2021 collective bargaining agreements take effect this month.  Download your contract below.

General Government (GG)
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)
CBA with tracked changes

It’s Pride. Rainbow flags are everywhere and there’s a parade every weekend in June in cities across Washington State.

But what does Pride actually mean? 

“For me, Pride means a sense of community and family. It’s a time to celebrate a community I’m part of, with allies. Having our union family together really shows the diverse membership that we have,” said Kodi Gaddis. 

WFSE members have been celebrating by marching in the Olympia Pride parade, raising the Pride flag at their workplaces, and more.

AFSCME is on a roll. We are notching victories coast to coast – at the bargaining table, in the organizing trenches and in state capitals.

Following a brutal workplace attack in October that left her unconscious and hospitalized, Tina Suckow is speaking out. She and her AFSCME sisters and brothers are raising their voices against her firing by Iowa state authorities and in favor of a federal bill that would help prevent such workplace attacks.

When management decided to eliminate the custodial night shift at Bellevue College, the custodians fought back—and won. 

Shift changes disrupt the delicate balance workers have in their lives between family, second jobs, and long commutes.

Eseta Ropati has been a custodian at Bellevue College since 2016. She spoke of the challenges of raising small children and working at the college.