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2/12/19 - All WFSE offices will remain closed today, Tuesday, February 12. If you need assistance, please email [email protected]

In June 2018, staff at the Thurston Conservation District (TCD) were certified as members of our union, making history by becoming the first conservation district in the state to o

Our union has provided information to help guide IT employees as the state transitions to a new IT structure.

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.

This isn't the Janus case, but it's still anti-worker

From AFSCME Now (5/21/18):

Supreme Court Ruling Reinforces System That's Rigged Against Working People


The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling today in a case titled Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, said that employers can prevent workers from taking collective legal action to fight for better pay and working conditions.

The Green Machine will be making stops in Eastern Washington May 21-23.

MONDAY May 21: 

  • 9am-11am Stevens County
  • 11am-2pm Ferry County, SR21 - Curlew and Republic
  • 2pm-5pm Okanogan County - Tonasket and Omak

TUESDAY May 22: