Structure & Leadership

WFSE is a Member-Driven Union

Members are the key to our union’s growth and success. They participate in many ways such as setting contract priorities, serving on bargaining teams, participating in political caucuses/events and advocating community concerns.

Members are elected to serve in various council and local level leadership positions. Many members volunteer to serve as shop stewards and serve on committees.

Members use local-level elections to choose their leaders: local officers and executive board members.  Local-level elections also select delegates and alternates to council-level policy committees, our council’s biennial convention, and to the AFSCME International convention.

WFSE Structure

COUNCIL 28 OFFICERS FOR 2019-2021

  • President Mike Yestramski, Local 793
  • Vice President Andrea Vaughn, Local 948
  • Secretary Tracy Stanley, Local 1400
  • Treasurer Paula Lukaszek, Local 1488
    View officer bios here.

COUNCIL 28 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Executive Director Leanne Kunze View bio here.

COUNCIL 28 EXECUTIVE BOARD

The Council Executive Board is the body charged with carrying forward the resolutions approved at the biennial convention and conducting the business of the membership between conventions. The board is made up of council officers and representatives elected from each policy committee. The Executive Board meets meets every two months but may schedule special meetings to deal with urgent matters. View the current executive board roster here.

COUNCIL 28 POLICY COMMITTEES

Eleven policy committees define and work through issues unique to their employment before forwarding requests for action (in the form of resolutions) to the Council 28 executive board. View the current policy committee roster here.

COUNCIL 28 CONVENTION

Our highest governing body is the convention of the membership held in odd-numbered years. Locals elect union members as delegates and alternates to attend and represent them at the convention.

At Convention, the delegates elect the council’s four officers (president, vice president, secretary and treasurer), formulate policies for the next biennium, and consider any amendments to the Council 28 constitution. Download the Council 28 Constitution in our downloads & docs page.

AFSCME INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

The highest governing body of the union is AFSCME’s convention of the membership. It is held in even-numbered years.

AFSCME’s Locals from across the country convene to elect officers, formulate policies and consider resolutions and amendments to the International constitution.

Read AFSCME’s Constitution at AFSCME.org > Publications