United, we show lawmakers why our ratified contracts and negotiated pay raises matter

United, we show lawmakers why our ratified contrac...

Federation members decked out in AFSCME Green t-shirts packed a Senate budget hearing Monday (Nov. 14) – and the senators got the message that our ratified contracts and negotiated pay raises will go a long way to keeping the employees who provide vital social services, public safety, health and other […]

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Mark your calendars: Strategies for Sustainability at the Intersection of  Labor and Community

Mark your calendars: Strategies for Sustainability...

Strategies for Sustainability at the Intersection of Labor and Community Emerging Leaders Conference Kick-Off Panel Celebration Event Friday Evening, December 9, 2016 – from 5:30 to 8:30   You will hear moving testimony from esteemed labor leaders and community activists about: * Their vision for a more inclusive labor movement […]

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In the wake of the election: A day full of reflection, holding true to our core values.

In the wake of the election: A day full of reflect...

From WFSE/AFSCME President Sue Henricksen: Today as the proud President of AFSCME/WFSE Council 28 it is a day full of reflection. Many are asking questions about what happened last night and what will it all mean? I don’t know if anyone has the answer to that question but I do […]

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The sun still came up today over a Washington state that's still leads the way for working families.

In THIS Washington, historic victories for working...

From WSLC’s The Stand: (Nov. 9, 2016) — Washington state’s labor movement led the charge for some historic victories on behalf of working families on Tuesday night, but the stunning election of Donald Trump as President of the United States cast a dark cloud over local celebrations. Nevertheless, this morning […]

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Steward Policy

Washington Federation of State Employees/AFSCME Council 28, AFL-CIO Steward Policy The following policies and guidelines apply to all locals in the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE), Council 28 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). I. GOALS A. To ensure that all stewards carry out […]

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Election day is tomorrow – get your ballot in

Election day is tomorrow – get your ballot in

Don’t forget to get your ballot in by tomorrow’s General Election. Just a few key races will determine if we have a 2017 Legislature that values public service employees. These key races will likely be decided by fewer than 100 votes. Our voice and vote matter. View our members’ endorsed […]

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Reminder: Open enrollment in progress for health, life insurance

Reminder: Open enrollment in progress for health, ...

Open enrollment when you can make changes to health insurance and act on the one-time-only opportunity on optional life insurance is in progress. To see important links, go to comprehensive post at: http://wfse.org/pebb-update-102816/ You can get questions answered at a Health Benefits Fair. Here is the schedule of Health Benefits […]

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Inslee launches new Resilient Washington subcabinet in preparation for Big One

Inslee launches new Resilient Washington subcabine...

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today (Nov. 4) issued a directive to state agencies to bolster Washington state efforts to prepare for a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. The directive establishes a new Resilient Washington subcabinet charged with providing a coordinated approach to preparing for and responding to a major earthquake […]

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UMCC LNI Insurance Services Election

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NOMINATIONS WFSE LNI Insurance Services UMCC Team This your opportunity to nominate and elect who you want to represent you on the WFSE LNI Insurance Services Union Management Communication Committee (UMCC) team. UMCC’s are covered in Article 37 of the 2015-2017 CBA which reads, in part: 37.1  Purpose The Employer […]

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UMCC LNI Field Services Election

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NOMINATIONS WFSE LNI Field Services UMCC Team This your opportunity to nominate and elect who you want to represent you on the WFSE LNI Field Services Union Management Communication Committee (UMCC) team. UMCC’s are covered in Article 37 of the 2015-2017 CBA which reads, in part: 37.1  Purpose The Employer […]

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