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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.  

KODX, Seattle, Dec. 8, 2018

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

Free College Now Enrolling For The Spring Term

Classes Start January 14

When he first took a job at the Centralia Correctional Center in Illinois, Keith Kracht knew that a career in public service wouldn’t make him a millionaire. But then again, that’s not why he went into public service.

The Department of Education has announced an opportunity for federal student loan borrowers who enrolled in the wrong IBR payment plan to be reconsidered for PSLF.  It has established guidelines for the $350 million given for this purpose in the appropriations bill. This money is available on a first come first serve basis. See press release below for additional information.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2018
Contact: Press Office
(202) 401-1576 or [email protected]

The latest and long fight over parking at Washington State University in Pullman ended Wednesday (May 23) with a settlement bringing $7,500 for the Local 1066 membership and parking cost concessions from the administration.

Local 53 member Henry Gill’s heroic actions save state trooper’s life


Officer Henry Gill, Local 53:

“I stopped because I wanted to make sure that trooper got home that night.”

As Omak-Okanogan recovers from floods, Green Machine is on the scene to help two members in need

The WFSE/AFSCME Green Machine – the union’s resource center on wheels – spent much of May going from worksite to worksite in a vast swath of Eastern Washington. Here is one story.

Pictured: Anthony, Tanya, and their kids with WFSE/AFSCME Council Reps Rick Nesbitt and Addley Tole and the 100% Union pizza, water and juice we brought them.

Daughters of members in Ecology, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner and DSHS and a Commerce member have won WFSE/AFSCME’s first round of scholarships this year.


Younglove & Coker Scholarship Award

Logan Jackson, the daughter of Noel Smith-Jackson, a chemist 4 with the Department of Ecology in Richland and a member of Local 1253, is this year’s recipient of the union’s $2,500 Younglove & Coker Scholarship.