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Workers in Missouri and New Mexico have chalked important victories against anti-worker laws that would have robbed them of their voices and the right to bargain collectively.

Assistant attorneys general in Washington state have formed a union through AFSCME to gain a voice in their workplace.

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.

John Zeman - WFSE Member, Spokane

I’m from South Dakota. It’s a right to work state. I'd like to share my experience and why I'm #UnionStrong.

The average salary of state workers in South Dakota is close to half to two-thirds of what workers in Washington make. The cost of living there is about the same as Spokane, cheaper than Seattle.

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.

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