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Megha Desai is a public defender in Multnomah County, Oregon. In a given week, she might work upwards of 60 hours. Right now, she has about 145 open cases.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — On Wednesday, community and family gathered to honor fallen and injured Washington State Department of Transportation workers.

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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

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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*

8/2018 RON HELEY

A few aforementioned DTB’s continue: Steam Plant Schedule and Recreation and Athletic Specialist 2’s remaining in the bargaining unit.  We have stated our positions and await actions by the university.

6/2018 RON HELEY

Aforementioned DTB’s continue: Steam Plant Schedule, Recreation and Athletic Specialist 2’s remaining in the bargaining unit, and EWU’s interest in building a greater online presence for several master’s programs. 

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

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.

The EWU bargaining team completed two days of bargaining on July 31.

We exchanged a number of proposals and came away with four articles where we reached tentative agreement and an MOU regarding HB2669 wherein we will engage in further discussion regarding the new rules regarding part-time employees to amend the current agreement and the 2019-21 agreement if needed.  We have eighteen (18) remaining articles to complete this cycle.