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.

5/2018 Mark Hamilton

As part of the settlement agreement our Union’s grievance and Unfair Labor Practice complaint related to the parking zone changes have been withdrawn. 

Our elected bargaining team met with management on June 18-29 to begin the work of negotiating our next contract.  

Our union presented initial proposals to management on Monday, and on Tuesday both parties continued to discuss them. We even received some counter proposals from management.  We reached tentative agreements on ground rules for negotiations, 12 articles, and 3 appendices.

Our WSU bargaining team is Michelle Edenso, Victor Edenso, Nathan Smith, Derek Jones, Trevor Thompson, and Brian Lesko.  

When he first took a job at the Centralia Correctional Center in Illinois, Keith Kracht knew that a career in public service wouldn’t make him a millionaire. But then again, that’s not why he went into public service.

The latest and long fight over parking at Washington State University in Pullman ended Wednesday (May 23) with a settlement bringing $7,500 for the Local 1066 membership and parking cost concessions from the administration.

Don't fall for the scam.

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.