Tag: InvestInWA

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Battle over funding of our ratified contracts begins

The Seattle Times today (Dec. 7) is reporting what we already knew: Legislative funding of our negotiated pay raises and ratified contracts isn’t a sure thing. Here’s how the Times report started off: “Gov. Jay Inslee likely won’t release his proposed two-year state budget until next week, but the first fiscal skirmish with legislative Republicans …

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Seattle members take Locality Pay to the Governor

King County members rallied at Seattle’s Fishermans Terminal in hopes of catching Governor Inslee’s attention as he attended an event to christen the Blue North fishing vessel. Members on the terminal were flanked by kayaking members in the water, both groups chanting, waving signs  and leafletting to bring attention to the high cost of living …

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Call the Governor daily

TAKE ACTION TODAY Call Gov Inslee: 1-360-902-4111 Phone Message: Hi, my name is (NAME) & I want to leave a message for the governor. Please tell him to stop the revolving door of state employment. Invest in public employees by supporting real raises and no increases in health care costs so we can afford to …

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At the rotunda on #InvestInWA Day: State can’t get ahead when its workers are 99 percent behind

More than 1,000 Federation members joined with allies from other unions, community groups and businesses today (Aug. 31) to pack the Capitol rotunda in Olympia to call on Gov. Jay Inslee to get real in contract negotiations. See a gallery of photos: http://wfse.org/invest-in-wa/ “This rotunda is filled from the bottom to the top and we …

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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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WSLC Resolves: fair contracts for state employees

INVEST IN WASHINGTON — FAIR CONTRACT FOR STATE EMPLOYEES Resolution #34 WHEREAS, 99% of state employees are paid below market rate of their counterparts in private and public sectors in state’s own salary survey; and WHEREAS, 600 state employees leave state service monthly, often due to low pay and workload; and WHEREAS, 1 million more …