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FAIR PAY

Fair pay is a priority for our union.  It is the only way the state will recruit and retain high quality employees needed to ensure efficient and quality public services in Washington.

Public service workers across the country are losing their foothold in the middle class. So says an article in The New York Times this week that serves as a reminder of why labor unions are more needed now than ever.

As your bargaining team we need your input and suggestions to make sure that your priorities are our focus during negotiations.  So please take the time to complete this survey and encourage your co-workers to do the same.

New stewards sworn in at WSU!

Victor Edenso and Michelle Edenso take their oath as two of the four new Local 1066 stewards at Washington State University's main Pullman campus. Stewards are the grassroots backbone of our union!

Big win for WSU-Puyallup members

Members of the new WFSE/AFSCME bargaining unit at Washington State University’s Puyallup Research and Extension Center today (March 7) voted unanimously to immediately come under the current, 2017-2019 union contract for WSU members.

BULLETIN! WSU members take their message directly to Board of Regents.

Washington State University members of Local 1066 Friday alerted the WSU Board of Regents to a number of issues as part of their commitment to the students and Pullman campus community. They appeared at the regents' meeting in Tri-Cities, where members of WFSE/AFSCME Tri-Cities Local 1253 assisted them in solidarity.

More on Monday’s Supreme Court hearing

Top quotes from Monday’s US Supreme Court hearing on the Janus case that aims to install inequality at the bargaining table (to negotiate wages to sustain our families) and also in representing state employees’ contract rights in the workplace:

Local 1066 fights yet another proposed increase in parking rates.

Eric Needham, Local 1066 Secretary and WFSE representative on WSU’s Parking Committee, staved off a Valentine’s Day vote on a proposed 2.8% parking increase slated for next year.

Eric demanded that the vote be tabled until the Committee was able to review the Parking budget. Full transparency from WSU is needed, especially in this time of a self-inflicted budget crisis.

Local 1066 members are still fighting a unilateral cost increase imposed at the beginning of the school year.