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Some of the nation’s largest cultural institutions accepted more than $1.6 billion in federal help to weather the coronavirus pandemic, but continued to let go of workers – even though the assistan

One hundred and twenty WFSE members from all parts of our union gathered virtually June 6 and 7 for the 2021 Rise Up Conference.

The first-ever virtual Rise Up included a panel on WFSE Member Action Team (MAT) wins, a showing of the film PRIDE, an array of workshops tailored to building power in our union, and more.

Did you miss the WFSE town hall on May 17? No worries. We've got you covered.

Learn about WFSE's legislative victories, including funding for the elimination of furloughs, passage of the American Rescue Plan, an additional holiday (Juneteenth!) and more at the link below:

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From helping farmers to protect water quality to funding environmental justice projects in King County communities, King Conservation District (KCD) staff find creative approaches to conservation. 

That’s why they formed a union.

Workers Memorial Day 2021 arrives at a moment of the greatest urgency, when the front lines of the war against COVID-19 run through America’s workplaces.

Workers in health care and social service industries are a big step closer to having safer workplaces.

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R.1195) by a bipartisan vote of 254 to 166. The bill requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a standard to prevent workplace violence in health care and social service assistance settings.

Dear union siblings,

I write this with a broken heart. We now mourn the loss of another one of our union siblings, friends, coworkers, and confidants due to domestic violence. We grapple with the tragedy of a child experiencing life-threatening harm and left to navigate the rest of her life without her mother.

Two WFSE Members Murdered in Past Month - Take Action Now to Stop Domestic Violence

A Letter from WFSE President Mike Yestramski

Dear union siblings,

It is with a heavy heart that I write to tell you that one of our union siblings at Eastern State Hospital was murdered this weekend in an apparent act of intimate partner violence. This is the second WFSE member who’s been murdered by an intimate partner in less than a month, following the death of a member at the University of Washington a few weeks back.