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

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 public services. “They (the senators) …

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BULLETIN: ALL CONTRACTS RATIFIED!

The online votes are in and all 10 Federation contracts for 2017-2019 have been ratified. Online voting ended at 5 p.m. today (Sept. 30). All contracts were ratified by “overwhelming” margins, according to the Election Committee. The tally was certified at 5:32 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 by the Council 28 Election Committee of: Bing …

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Voting Assistance Centers for General Government

Voting Centers offer onsite opportunities for you to get answers to questions about the 2017-2019 Tentative Agreement. Updated 9/29/16   9/29/16 8am-5pm Olympia Field Office-5th Floor, 906 Columbia Street SW 98501 8am-5pm Tacoma Field Office, 6003 Tacoma Mall Blvd 98409 8:30-11am Olympia DOC Central Lunchroom 9-10am Port Orchard DOC 10am-1pm Tukwila L&I Classroom C20 11am-1pm …

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DOC Interest Arbitration Update: Decision issued 9/26/16

9/26/16 UPDATE – Interest arbitration decision issued BULLETIN: After several months of bargaining and a week-long arbitration, the arbitrator’s decision is in and has many significant gains! Keep in mind all DOC employees will get the 6% COLA over the life of the 2017-2019 Contract in addition to the base pay increases set out below …

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RATIFICATION General Government

Updated 9/14/16 1:00pm CONTRACT RATIFICATION Negotiation of the 2017-19  TENTATIVE AGREEMENT (TA) between WFSE and the state of Washington covering GENERAL GOVERNMENT contract concluded on 9/13/16. TENTATIVE AGREEMENT SUMMARY (2017-19 Contract) This is a summary that highlights and explains the most significant provisions of the Tentative Agreement (TA) reached between the Washington Federation of State …

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BULLETIN: 6% pay raises, hold-the-line on health care costs, more vacation leave in General Government tentative agreement

9/13/16 5:30 P.M. BULLETIN: Tentative agreement reached on new General Government contract with 6 percent raise over two years, hold-the-line health care article, first increase in vacation time in 40-plus years Tentative agreement was reached earlier today (Sept. 13) on a new contract with across-the-board raises of 6 percent over two years, that holds the …

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No contract agreement yet – calls to governor more important than ever

PERSISTENCE We negotiated into the late night Wednesday and Thursday but have yet to reach agreement with the governor’s office on a new contract. Another bargaining session is being scheduled. We must continue to fight for a strong contract with fair pay, affordable health care and respect. That’s why we need to keep calls coming …

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RALLY AUG 31: #InvestInWA

MEDIA KIRO 7  Natasha Chen  8/31/16  99 percent of Washington state employees paid less than their counterparts VIDEO: The Stand David Groves 9/1/16 State employees urge Inslee:  Close the gap WFSE/AFSCME  Tim Welch 8/31/16 At the Rotunda on #InvestInWA day: State can’t get ahead when its workers are 99 percent behind KUOW.org Austin Jenkins 8/30/16 …

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Seattle City Council unanimously backs WFSE/AFSCME members’ push for geographic pay

All nine members of the Seattle City Council are urging Gov. Jay Inslee to support “geographic pay” (sometimes called “locality pay”) for state employees living in high-cost areas. Local 304 member Brooks Salazar and Dale Bright, president of the Martin Luther King County Central Labor Council, accepted the signed letter from Councilmember Lisa Herbold Aug. …

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Latest bargaining update: Time for action in General Government!

General Government Bargaining Update 8/9/16 THE FACTS: Our General Government Bargaining Team met for their latest round of bargaining Aug. 8 and 9. This capped two weeks of negotiations where the General Government team worked into the night to move as many articles forward as the focus intensifies on our top identified priorities: real pay …