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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.  

WFSE members overwhelmingly ratified 2019-2021 contracts today when voting closed at 5pm.

"The hard work of our bargaining teams, and advocacy of our members resulted in h

Your Community College Coalition Bargaining Team continued our work this week, by once again meeting with management for three consecutive days on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

WFSE members overwhelmingly ratified 2019-2021 contracts today when voting closed at 5pm.

"The hard work of our bargaining teams, and advocacy of our members resulted in historic gains in our 2019-2021 contracts. We are stronger together." — Amy Spiegel, WFSE Director of Negotiations

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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

Your Community College Coalition bargaining team continued to work hard this week by meeting for three consecutive days on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We are continuing to invest the time and energy into thoughtful proposals and language for a fair contract for our members.

John Zeman - WFSE Member, Spokane

I’m from South Dakota. It’s a right to work state. I'd like to share my experience and why I'm #UnionStrong.

The average salary of state workers in South Dakota is close to half to two-thirds of what workers in Washington make. The cost of living there is about the same as Spokane, cheaper than Seattle.

Our Community College Coalition Bargaining Team assembled in Olympia this week on Wednesday and Thursday with management representatives to continue working towards a fair and equitable contract for the 2019-2021 biennium.

Our team, proposed our initial proposal for compensations on August 2. Our proposal focuses on addressing lost purchasing power due to increased costs, respect for our contributions to our campuses, and enabling our college communities to recruit and retain quality employees.

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Our CCC elected bargaining team met on Thursday July 12th to discuss and finalize our bargaining proposals.

We met with subject matter experts had robust conversations. We will be presenting our economic proposals to management on 8/1 and 8/2 and will need your support.

A petition to our college presidents is in the works, and you can make your support visible by wearing AFSCME green on 8/1 & 8/2.

Contact your council representatives, or the MCC at 1-833-MCC-WFSE (1-833-622-9373) if you need t-shirts, or other supplies.