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LAS VEGAS — More than 160 AFSCME members gathered in Las Vegas last week to lift up the voice of public service workers and move our union forward.  

KODX, Seattle, Dec. 8, 2018

Watch the full town hall meeting held at the UW addressing inequality for workers.

Pamela Knight, a child protective investigator with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service (DCFS), was sent to check on the welfare of a child last fall.

97% of WFSE Members at the UW Vote No!

WFSE members at the University of Washington, UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and the Consolidated Laundry voted "No" to reject management’s Last Offer for the 2019-2021 union contract. Voting closed yesterday, with 97% of those who voted saying NO to the UW’s proposals on wages and working conditions.

The Employer dropped a huge load of DISRESPECT on all of the members of all the unions!

Their initial proposal was:

UW BARGAINING TEAM AGREES TO MANY NON-ECONOMIC ITEMS, STILL WAITING FOR MANAGEMENT’S OFFER ON RAISES!

Tentative agreement was reached on many non-economic items. Management has played a delaying game since day one, often proposing things that they knew would cause long discussion in caucus, only to later agree to something that we likely would have agreed to weeks before.

WE ARE STILL WAITING ON THE UW’S ECONOMIC OFFER AND RESPONSE TO OUR PROPOSALS FOR RAISES

Here are some of the improvements our union has proposed to the University for raises:

Hey everyone the teams thought it was high time we let you know what has been done and what is left to do:  As you know all the raises and special pay and market raises  are on he table and waiting for the boss to respond. 

We have  agreed on the following articles:

It's time for UW to make the right choices!

UW needs to:

  • provide a free UPass to employees
  • provide wages that people can actually live off of
  • take action to end institutional racism (words are not enough)

JOIN US Wednesday, Sep. 12

  • 7-8am UWMC, Montlake and Pacific
  • 11am-1pm UWMC, Montlake and Pacific
  • 11am-1pm Harborview, 9th and Jefferson
  • 4-5:30pm UWMC, Montlake and Pacific
  • 4-6pm Harborview, 9th and Jefferson

QUESTIONS: [email protected]

Find your team info and WEBSITES here:

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 c