Category: News



Speaking truth to power at King County Council

Local 1488’s Marcie Serafica, swing shift custodian at Haborview Medical Center in Seattle, on Wednesday (Oct. 4) urged the King County Council to continue to hold the University of Washington’s feet to the fire on how the region’s leading trauma center treats employees. King County owns Harborview, but contracts with the UW to run it. …


Details emerge on Local 1060 member wounded in Las Vegas

According to a statement from the family, Melinda Brockie is recovering after emergency surgery. Her husband was at the hospital on Monday and other family members are heading to Las Vegas. Read more here: From KING 5:


Laid off Parks member gives human face to Capital Budget impacts

Barbara Alten, Local 1466, laid off because of Capital Construction Budget impasse, puts a human face on this travesty: "I like my job. I was doing good work." See today's Page 1 expose of the Capital Construction Budget travesty in The Olmpian: Enough is enough. Sen. Fain, use your influence to end this and …


Bellingham member among wounded in Las Vegas tragedy; DSHS expedites shared leave request

Last night’s tragedy that took the lives of at least 58 people and wounded more than 500 in Las Vegas hit home here a short time ago when the Department of Social and Health Services confirmed that a Federation member was among the wounded. The agency has expedited her shared leave request and we are …


Members say: “Hey, Sen. Fain, you can end the Capital Construction Budget gridlock”

Capital Construction Budget Held Hostage – Day 161 Starting this morning, Federation members in five agencies hard hit by lack of a Capital Construction Budget are contacting the Senate Majority floor leader – the man many believe can break the logjam. Members in the Department of Social and Health Services, State Parks, Department of Natural …


State Parks Commission Ground Zero on Day 160 of the State Capital Construction Budget Held Hostage

State Parks Commission Ground Zero on Day 160 of the State Capital Construction Budget Held Hostage On the eve of a major new push by Federation members to break the logjam on the state Capital Construction Budget, today (Sept. 28) we took our case to the state Parks Commission, which met in Spokane. The commission …