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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.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders lashed out at the Trump administration after President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders to make it easier to fire federal workers and weaken their unions.

Our 2017-2019 collective bargaining agreement has been modified:  

Don't fall for the scam.

Bring Mihret back! Petition delivered to Haborview Medical Center Center trustees today requesting reinstatement of Mihret Tirfu.

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The University of Washington Bargaining Team hard at work today (4/25/18) prepping for negotiations on the next, 2019-2021 contract.

Much at stake. It's about fair pay, benefits, working conditions. But also empowering UW members and changing lives.

#StrongerTogether #PowerUp

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.

Students protest possible closure of UW Medical laundry; 100 jobs at risk

Originally published April 9, 2018 at 7:53 pm Updated April 10, 2018 at 8:00 am

Katherine Long Seattle Times higher-education reporter