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OCTOBER 2018

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1-    Preparing for contract negotiations, comp will be passed on 15 July.

SEATTLE – A bill in Congress to address workplace violence for health-care and social-service workers is moving closer to a vote in the House. 

Surrounded by friends and colleagues, Pat Bailey was awarded the Laurie Merta Steward of the Year Award. The ceremony took place June 1st at the Rise Up conference.

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.

Don't fall for the scam.

When AFSCME members stand together, we have power in numbers. Together, we can defend our freedom to take our loved ones to the doctor when they get sick and retire with dignity some day. Together, we have the power to make our voices heard at work and in our democracy. That’s our AFSCME Agenda.

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.

More on Monday’s Supreme Court hearing

Top quotes from Monday’s US Supreme Court hearing on the Janus case that aims to install inequality at the bargaining table (to negotiate wages to sustain our families) and also in representing state employees’ contract rights in the workplace:

Green Machine at  CWU

10/3/17

The WFSE Green Machine visitied Central Washington University campus Tuesday to promote their bargaining unit as 100% union! #100pctUnion 

Big win at CWU L330 kicks off Labor Day Weekend 2017

8/31/17

The Federation and Local 330 members yesterday (Aug. 30) won a major cash settlement after Central Washington University in Ellensburg outsourced parking lot painting and carpet installation.

Under the settlement, six CWU Local 330 members will split $2,272 to cover the work they should have done that was outsourced.