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Celebrating Tim Hughes of WFSE

Union activist, storyteller, a family man. Those are apt words to describe Tim Hughes, a leading conservative voice within AFSCME Council 28 in Washington state.

Justine Winnie, AFSCME Council 28 |

AFSCME Welcomes New Mental Health Care Providers in Washington

A dozen mental health practitioner leads and mental health practitioner clinical specialists at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center joined AFSCME to tackle the issues of discrimination, safety and fair pay.

JUSTINE WINNIE, COUNCIL 28 & AFSCME INTERNATIONAL STAFF |

Assistant Attorneys General Win Right to Collectively Bargain

With the full force of WFSE behind them, AAGs were finally able to secure collective bargaining rights.

Justine Winnie, AFSCME Council 28/WFSE |

We Honor the Life and Legacy of Sister Jacquie Jones-Walsh

Sister Jacquie Jones-Walsh was a civil rights leader in the Pacific Northwest and a longtime AFSCME Council 28 leader.

Justine Winnie, AFSCME Council 28 |

AFSCME Remembers Wanda Riley

We mourn the death of longtime AFSCME Council 28 member Wanda Riley, an activist particularly known for her fight for single-payer health care.

Justine Winnie, AFSCME Council 28 |

Attorneys for Washington State Seek Collective Bargaining Rights

Assistant attorneys general in Washington state seek collective bargaining rights from the legislature.

Jashua Bane |

AFSCME Members Rally for Safe Staffing Levels After Attack on Co-Worker

They are seeking tougher worker-safety policies at a psychiatric hospital after one of their co-workers was attacked by a patient.

Mark McCullough |

When Anti-Union Operatives Attack With Lies, AFSCME Fights Back With the Truth

“When the Freedom Foundation came knocking, our members trusted me and other union representatives to tell it to them straight."

AFSCME Staff |

For This Behavioral Health Professional, Being Part of a Strong Union Is Key

Being part of a strong union, Mike Yestramski says, is key to his ability to provide quality behavioral health services.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Fights Outsourcing at the University of Washington

AFSCME members in Washington state are fighting to prevent outsourcing of laundry services at the state’s public medical school.

Tim Welch and Jashua Bane |

Deaf AFSCME Member in WA Wears Armor of Empathy to Fight for Others

Meet a deaf AFSCME Member in Washington state who fights for his community using empathy as his weapon.

TIM WELCH, AFSCME Council 28 |

Union Helps Member Who Lost Home to Brush Fire

Council 28 in Washington state steps up to help one of its members who lost her home in a wildfire.

Justin Lee |

WA Retirees Fight to Restore Basic Cost-of-Living Increases

In Washington state, retirees lobbied lawmakers this week to approve a cost-of-living increase this year. It would be the first since 2010.

Clyde Weiss and Derek Van Spoor, RPEC/AFSCME Chapter 10 |

All They Want is Respect – and a Fair Contract

Washington’s governor has refused to offer the state’s workers a two-year contract that reflects the work they do.

Clyde Weiss |

Coordinated Actions Win Raises, Stop State Shutdown

It took thousands of public employees rallying across Washington state at more than 100 locations over two days this May and June to urge state legislators to agree to a sensible budget and avert a shutdown of state services on July 1.

Tim Welch |

Washington Unity Rallies Seek Budget Solution

Public employees rallied across Washington state on June 18 to urge state legislators to agree to a sensible budget and avert a shutdown of state services on July 1.

Pablo Ros |

They’re AFSCME Strong and Proud to be First to Take Up the Challenge

A new campaign, called AFSCME Strong, is focused on communicating and organizing, member to member. It is designed to leverage the strength of our member activists by training 5 percent of all AFSCME members on ways to connect with their co-workers.

Clyde Weiss |