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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.

AFSCME Council 28 Political Endorsements 2018


Belwo is the list of endorsements made at the April 28 AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) Endorsements Conference. 

FEDERAL RACES

U.S. Senate

Maria Cantwell, D*

U.S. Congress

CD 1: Suzan DelBene, D*
CD 3: Carolyn Long, D
CD 5: Lisa Brown, D
CD 6: Derek Kilmer, D*
CD 7: Pramila Jayapal, D*
CD 8: (dual) Jason Rittereiser, D, and Kim Schrier, D
CD 9: Adam Smith, D*
CD 10: Denny Heck, D*

Unite for Justice sponsored rallies across the country today to #StopKavanaugh from being selected for the Supreme Courty (SCOTUS).

According to Unite for Justice:

People across the country are rising up to demand that their Senators stop Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, and protect our most fundamental rights. Everyone agrees: the balance of the Supreme Court is on the line with this lifetime appointment.

TAKE ACTION Email GovernorWe're entering the final weeks of contract negotiations when real raises will be won or lost.

This is it — the most critical period in negotiations focused on pay raises for our next union cont

Members at the newly formed DCYF unit are celebrating a hard-won reallocation winning fair pay — and back pay — for the work they do every day.

Union membership equals fair pay, affordable healthcare and retirement security, YES! But it also provides access to union staff resources such as technical support when you need it most.

In July 2017, twelve co-workers at DSHS submitted a position review request (PPR) stating their duties warranted reallocation from Social & Health Program Consultant 1 to Management Analyst 3 (MA3).

Like others around the world, I mourned the death last week of Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul set a new standard for enduring classic songs with both artistic and political impact, like her mega-hit “Respect,” which became an anthem for both the civil rights and women’s movements.

And that song is on my mind as we embark on a week of action dedicated to shining light on the stakes for women in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

We expect revenue will be an issue in the 2019 legislative session and so did the 2017 Legislature.

We need to fix Washington's upside-down tax system. This is one opportunity to address the structure's impact on public services.

The 2017 supplmental budget (SB 6032 Sec. 101) provided for a tax strucutre reform work group to facilitate public discussions throughout the state regarding Washington's tax structure.