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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.

Our union has provided information to help guide IT employees as the state transitions to a new IT structure.

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.

ACT NOW to support IT workers in General Government & Community College Coalition — and the future of classification studies in Washington state!

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.

Your Community College Coalition Bargaining Team met this week on Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday June 28 to continue its work for a fair contract.

On Wednesday, your bargaining team gave management 7 counter proposals to consider.

On Thursday, management presented 4 counter proposals and your CCC Bargaining Team presented them with two counter proposals.

Your CCC Bargaining Team will meet again July 12 to continue to negotiate a fair and equitable contract for our 100% Union.'

 

COMMUNITY COLLEGE COALITION

We, the members of your Community College Coalition (CCC) bargaining team, are deeply concerned about recent efforts to divide our union.

Our CCC bargaining team met with management two days this week with the intent of continuing work for a fair and equitable contract for the 2019-2021 biennium.

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.