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Megha Desai is a public defender in Multnomah County, Oregon. In a given week, she might work upwards of 60 hours. Right now, she has about 145 open cases.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — On Wednesday, community and family gathered to honor fallen and injured Washington State Department of Transportation workers.

UPDATED 7/23/18

State employees in King and Snohomish counties speak out about #FairPay.

Join us on AUG2 at South Seattle College (Georgetown) to talk to elected officials about the crises we face: low pay, high turnover, and negative impacts on state services and our community.

  • AUG 2 at 6pm
  • South Seattle College (Georgetown), 6737 Corson Ave S, Seattle WA 98108

NEED MORE INFO?  Contact WFSE's Member Connection Center (MCC) at 1-833-MCC-WFSE (833-622-9373) or [email protected].

At the Washington State Labor Council Convention in Wenatchee, Local 3488 UW Laundry workers were awarded the Mother Jones Award:

Mother Jones said “Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living”. This year’s recipients of the Mother Jones Award do exactly that.

The Tax Structure Work Group meets next week in Spokane, Yakima and Vancouver.

The goal of this work group is to facilitate discussions about the current tax structure, with a focus on the business and occupation tax, and identify any options to improve the overall tax structure.

Each meeting will include a brief presentation by staff on the tax structure, followed by a small group discussion and report out, and then public testimony.

If you agree with I-1644 and want to help collect signatures to get it on the ballot, here's what you need to know. 

At this time, AFSCME Council 28 has not taken a position on the initiative, but wants to make sure our members are informed.

The following is from the One Washington Coalition for Equality:

WFSE Local 443 members are supporting locally endorsed LD 22 candidates Laurie Dolan and Beth Doglio.

And watch our calendar for phonebanks when you can help get state-employee friendly candidates elected.