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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.

Members of WFSE Local 793 met with the Governor today to discuss on-going safety issues at Western State Hospital (WSH).

The members are seeking action to make WSH safer for both staff and patients.

Here's a review of the actions requested:

STAFFING FOR PATIENT CARE AND A SAFER WORKPLACE

Better wages. Check. Better working conditions. Check. And, thanks to unions, we now know there is also a union difference for workers who have access to critical benefits like paid parental leave.

According to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 17 percent of all U.S. workers have access to paid family leave.  

What you can do:

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Victory for represented Consolidated Support Services (CSS) Carpenters and Painters and for Union rights.

In early June our union (WFSE) learned that Eastern State Hospital’s administration contracted with Great Floors to have the basement flooring in ESH’s Eastlake building replaced. 

WELCOME our newest members:

Since 1891 the Washington State Historical Society has been carefully preserving and sharing the precious artifacts, memories, and events that make up the long timeline of the State of Washington.

During that time, perhaps the most precious asset to this undertaking has been the PEOPLE that carry out this mission every day.

At a time when our country needs real investments in infrastructure, education and public services, congressional leaders are doubling down on tax cuts for the rich.