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SEATTLE – A bill in Congress to address workplace violence for health-care and social-service workers is moving closer to a vote in the House. 

Surrounded by friends and colleagues, Pat Bailey was awarded the Laurie Merta Steward of the Year Award. The ceremony took place June 1st at the Rise Up conference.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed into law a historic bill granting 20,000 state workers the right to collectively bargain.

WFSE members overwhelmingly ratified 2019-2021 contracts today when voting closed at 5pm.

"The hard work of our bargaining teams, and advocacy of our members resulted in historic gains in our 2019-2021 contracts. We are stronger together." — Amy Spiegel, WFSE Director of Negotiations

WFSE members overwhelmingly ratified 2019-2021 contracts today when voting closed at 5pm.

"The hard work of our bargaining teams, and advocacy of our members resulted in historic gains in our 2019-2021 contracts. We are stronger together." — Amy Spiegel, WFSE Director of Negotiations

Find your team info and WEBSITES here:

The bargaining team met with WWU on August 27, 28 and 29, we were able to TA several articles, and we were able to achieve improvements on the following articles:

No politician running for office today would openly advocate for more wealth inequality in our country, where the richest 1 percent of the population owns 40 percent of the wealth. Even candidate Donald Trump in 2016 promised to stand up for the “forgotten men and women of our country,” who feel betrayed by a rigged economic system that benefits a small minority at their expense. Yet every single day, President Trump and congressional leaders seem determined to do more to increase wealth inequality than to alleviate it; do more for corporations and the wealthy than for single parents working two or three jobs to make ends meet.

AFSCME Council 28 Political Endorsements 2018


Belwo is the list of endorsements made at the April 28 AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) Endorsements Conference. 

FEDERAL RACES

U.S. Senate

Maria Cantwell, D*

U.S. Congress

CD 1: Suzan DelBene, D*
CD 3: Carolyn Long, D
CD 5: Lisa Brown, D
CD 6: Derek Kilmer, D*
CD 7: Pramila Jayapal, D*
CD 8: (dual) Jason Rittereiser, D, and Kim Schrier, D
CD 9: Adam Smith, D*
CD 10: Denny Heck, D*

TAKE ACTION Email GovernorWe're entering the final weeks of contract negotiations when real raises will be won or lost.

This is it — the most critical period in negotiations focused on pay raises for our next union

Our Western Washington University (WWU) bargaining team met in July and August to review contract proposal language submitted by members – proposals aimed at improving and strengthening our contract.

At our August 13 meeting we reviewed WWU’s latest proposals and finalized our initial compensation proposal that will be presented to WWU management.

The team’s first face-to-face bargaining date with management was back on July 19, and again on August 14.

The next bargaining dates are August 27-28-29.