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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.

Members at the University of Washington ratified a new 2019-2021 collective bargaining agreement.  Click h

WFSE's UW Bargaining Team, consisting of WFSE members from Local 1488 and Local 3488 began negotiations on our 2019-21 contract.

Our bargaining team spent a grueling, but in the end productive, all-day session  on ground rules.  

The major hang up was getting the employer to commit to making a good-faith effort to get team members released for bargaining, including helping to adjust schedules in an effort to avoid bargaining on a scheduled days off, and putting in writing the operational reason for denial of release or schedule changes.  

In October 2017, Mihret Tirfu, a Hospital Assistant at Harborview Medical Center was unjustly medically separated after 17 years at Harborview.

As a union member, her separation was challenged by WFSE and headed to arbitration but the employer settled in mediation after hundreds of signatures demanding Mihret be returned to work were delivered to management.

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.

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:  

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