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At a time when our country needs real investments in infrastructure, education and public services, congressional leaders 

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 h

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

9/6/18

RALLY at Western State Hospital (WSH) FRI Sep7 from 1-3pm. Gather at the flagpole.

AFSCME members in Washington state are demanding solutions to ensure worker safety after one of their co-workers – sister Christa Butters – was assaulted by a patient who had a history of violence.

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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.

Our WFSE Local 1066 elected bargaining team met on 8/21 to continue the work of achieving a contract that reflects our values.

So far we have made gains to leave use, employee voice, union rights, and ensuring a safe and respectful work environment for all. However, we still have not reached an agreement on mandatory subjects and compensation.

We need your help.

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

Like others around the world, I mourned the death last week of Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul set a new standard for enduring classic songs with both artistic and political impact, like her mega-hit “Respect,” which became an anthem for both the civil rights and women’s movements.

And that song is on my mind as we embark on a week of action dedicated to shining light on the stakes for women in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Our elected bargaining team met with management July 17-19 and again on July 24 to continue the work of negotiating our next contract. Our team achieved gains related to leave use and ensuring that members have a voice in our workplaces.

On July 24 we finalized our compensation proposal with the objectives of catching up to increased costs of living, ensuring the university can retain and recruit a quality workforce so that we can continue to make WSU happen. Only a few items remain to be settled with compensation being the main one.