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Respect IS a living wage

Members from King County locals (304, 341, 308, 843, 976) greeted Governor Inslee’s negotiators this morning with a clear message:  #LocalityPay now! Respect IS a living wage Pay equity based on cost-of-living differences. Let’s face it, the cost for rent/mortgage, childcare, food is all higher in King County (and other locations in Washington state). Paying …

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General Government Bargaining Update 8/5/16: TAKE ACTION!

General Government Bargaining Update 8/4/16 THE FACTS: Our General Government Bargaining Team met for their latest round of bargaining Aug. 2 and 3. They reached agreement on several more articles to bring the number of tentative agreements to 39. They worked on a comprehensive response to the state’s compensation proposal. The team returns to the …

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General Government Bargaining Update 7/29/16

DOSH members to state negotiators: End the recruitment and retention crisis Dozens of safety and health professionals from the Division of Occupational Safety and Health in the Department of Labor and Industries marched and rallied before the start of General Government bargaining July 28. This after the 2016 Legislature failed to address the problem of …

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DOSH workers rally for competitive pay

About one in three safety and health professionals has left state service after two years. OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state employees who make sure workers are safe on the job are rallying today in Olympia for competitive wages. Employees from the Department of Labor and Industries’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health, or DOSH, want …

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SPECIAL REPORT: General Government Bargaining Team presents compensation package that aims to end “alarming trend”

Special General Government Bargaining Team update 7/7/16 Highlights: • Compensation package for 30,000 state agency workers presented to management. See special report below. • Members voice support in person and with online “solidarity messages”; effort for a fair contract hits the airwaves • Major contract event set for Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the state Capitol …

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AUG 31 RALLY How can we get ahead when 99% are behind

VIDEO from Seattle Rally: It’s about a lot more than our contracts 99% of state employees are paid below market rate That’s right. 99% We can’t afford to be left behind again. Union contract negotiations are underway – a perfect time to let agency leadership know this is unacceptable. We need agency leadership to support …

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It’s time to declare our independence from unfair pay. Join us July 6.

We’ve declared Wednesday, July 6, as “State Employee Economic Independence Day.” More online: http://wfse.org/invest-in-us/ That’s the day our General Government Bargaining Team presents our compensation proposals for our next contract to Gov. Inslee’s team. Join our General Government Bargaining Team for the State Employee Independence Day Barbecue, 12 Noon, next Wednesday, July 6, at the …

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See photos, video from our June 29 “Day of Action”

Hundreds of Federation members from Medical Lake to Seattle to Tacoma to Lakewood to Richland, Walla Walla, Vancouver, Yakima and many other cities sent a loud-and-clear message on our June 29 “Day of Action”: Washington state can’t be an employer of choice when 99 percent of state employees are behind market rates of pay. See …

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Declare independence from unfair pay July 6

It’s time to declare our independence from unfair pay. Join us July 6 – RSVP on Facebook We’ve declared WED JUL 6, as “State Employee Economic Independence Day.” That’s the day our General Government Bargaining Team presents our compensation proposals for our next contract to Gov. Inslee’s negotiations team. The team is bargaining at the …