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Governor’s proposed biennial budget would fund our negotiated pay raises and ratified contracts

The topline: Governor’s proposed biennial budget would fund our negotiated pay raises and ratified contracts. “Modest” increases would go a long way as an Investment in WA. Major initiatives in mental health, children’s, juvenile rehab. We need to be part of the debate and get the right info (no phony “fake” news) to legislators by …

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ALERT! The election’s not over until all ballots are counted — action needed NOW! in 5th, 19th & 30th districts

ALERT! The election’s not over until all ballots are counted. And our endorsed candidates in the 5th, 19th and 30th districts likely will need all votes counted to make sure they’re elected. For instance: • In the 5th District, our endorsed candidate Sen. Mark Mullet’s lead is only 907 votes. • In the 19th District, …

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In THIS Washington, historic victories for working families

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 the sun rises on an …

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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 candidates and positions on three …

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IMPORTANT: Time and meeting locations changed for Tacoma, Vancouver Super Saturday events

Join Nov. 5 Super Saturday GOTV events in Tacoma, Vancouver, Spokane GOTV WFSE WALKS/SUPER SATURDAY (11/5/16): IMPORTANT UPDATE 11/3/16: Time and location for Tacoma and Vancouver Super Saturday events changed. Details below. Join Nov. 5 Super Saturday GOTV events in Tacoma, Vancouver, Spokane Just a few key races will be determine if we have a …

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NO ON 732: A few FAQs on why WFSE/AFSCME members have voted to oppose Initiative 732

“Initiative 732, the carbon tax measure on November’s ballot, is opposed or not supported by the labor movement, communities of color and social justice organizations, most environmental organizations, businesses, the Washington State Democratic Party, the Washington State Republican Party, and many others. “Why is that? “For most of us, it is not because it puts …

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Is our election system secure from cyberattack? Can the election be rigged? And other FAQs

Some interesting 2016 General Election FAQs from the Secretary of State’s Office. Q: Is our election system secure from cyberattack? Washington employs the recommendations raised by security experts, and have done so for years. Such as Paper based systems, including voter verifiable paper audit trails, Independent testing, Pre- and post-election audits, and Physical security of …

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It’s the final sprint in this election that matters

Have you turned in your ballot for the Nov. 8 General Election? This election is about candidates who support funding our negotiated pay raises and ratified contracts. If you want to turn out the vote, the Federation has a number of get-out-the-vote events these last two weekends before Nov. 8: GOTV WFSE WALKS: SAT 10/29 …

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Endorsed candidate spotlight – US Rep. Denny Heck says NO to TPP

Heck: NO on TPP, time to rethink trade deals From WSLC’s The Stand OLYMPIA (Oct. 21, 2016) — U.S. Rep. Denny Heck (D-10th) announced Friday that he intends to vote “no” on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) if it is brought up during the lame-duck session of Congress or thereafter until his concerns are addressed regarding …

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Watch your mail: WA voting season under way

Re-printed here:       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 19, 2016 Contact:  David Ammons, OSOS Communications Director   `Watershed year’: WA voting season under way Washington’s 2016 Election voting period is under way, with counties mailing nearly 4.2 million ballots and awaiting a robust turnout of at least 80 percent. A handful of counties sent …