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First VP and Trustee Positions Filled July 15, 2018 - 5:06pm

Local 443 has elected Wendy Conway 1st VP and now 2nd VP is vacant. We elected Maria Pedersen Trustee Position One.

CCC Bargaining Update 7/13/18 July 14, 2018 - 12:41pm

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.

Coming together for a powerful voice July 14, 2018 - 12:04pm


LNI INTERPRETERS ARE COMING TOGETHER TO HAVE A POWERFUL VOICE.

By organizing for power with WFSE/AFSCME Council 28, LNI interpreters will have the opportunity to negotiate and advocate for improvements.

  • Pay/Mileage reimbursement for No Show/Cancellations
  • Affordable Health Care
  • Ending the 8 hour daily/limit
  • Block appointments/Minimum payment per appointment
  • Fair Pay

What matters most to you?

Contact Tim Tharp at [email protected]

AFSCME Constitution July 14, 2018 - 11:52am

PREAMBLE:

Workers organize labor unions primarily to secure better wages and better working conditions.

We hold that they also organize in order to participate in the decisions which affect them at work.

One of the fundamental tenets of democratic government is the consent of the governed. Unions are an extension of that idea.

Union members are both workers and citizens.

Collective bargaining is the expression of citizenship in employment. Participation in the political life of the nation is but another aspect of that citizenship.

How to take part in local meetings July 14, 2018 - 11:33am

In AFSCME’s International Constitution, The Bill of Rights for Union Members states: 

“Active discussion of union affairs shall be encouraged and protected within this organization. … Members shall have the right to full participation, through discussion and vote, in the decision-making processes of the union.”

At the local union level, membership meetings are where this democratic expression takes place and members make decisions on what they want their local to do.

Membership meetings serve several purposes, including:

Local Union Election Manual July 14, 2018 - 11:25am

Union democracy depends upon two things: an understanding of the union’s procedures and participation. Nowhere is understanding of more importance than in the local unions’ elections process.

This manual represents an attempt to spell out, in uncomplicated terms, the requirements that AFSCME local unions must meet in conducting elections. We have taken the requirements spelled out in the AFSCME Constitution and included them here, with wording approved by the International Executive Board.

June 2018 MSH Meet and Confer Minutes July 14, 2018 - 9:41am

AFSCME Labor Management MSH

June 21, 2018

Administration Building

 

Attendance: Adam Castle, Matt Stenger, Crystal Kreklow, Ryan Cates, Steve Wilking, Marvin Sullivan, Carol Olsen, Lisa Vanderveen, Scott Melby, Alli Kuhlman, Denise Considine

 

Reflection/Celebration: Melby-Float report we were working on is working. Carol-We had zero citations in the last review.

June 2018 General Membership Minutes July 14, 2018 - 9:38am

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

June 21, 2018

1030PM Redman Club

Present:

Adam Castle, Emilio Florez, Crystal Kreklow, Matt Stenger, Steve Wilking, Kurt Crosby, Ryan Cates, Jake Schoenecker, Kurt Crosby, Will Moore, Tom Kluntz, Jamie Sheppard

Now They Have a Choice. Will California Public Service Workers Stay In Their Unions? July 13, 2018 - 8:31pm

For months, our union was preparing for the Janus v. AFSCME case by taking steps to ensure we grow stronger despite the setback we anticipated.

So when the ruling finally came out at the end of June, it was no surprise that corporate CEOs, right-wing billionaires and wealthy special interests would try to get workers to celebrate the end of so-called fair share fees.

Dave Miller July 13, 2018 - 7:36pm

Dave's term is through December 2018.

Language Access at Risk July 13, 2018 - 6:51pm

For the past six years, Washington State has had a successful interpreter services program that provides language access to Medicaid and DSHS Limited English Proficient (LEP) persons.

In 2017, the statewide vendor CTS LanguageLink processed payments for 385,000 DSHS and HCA-Medicaid appointments at a rate of 7,336 per week on average. 1,100 interpreters worked under this program.

Supporting Candidates Who Support Our Rights July 13, 2018 - 7:05pm

Members of the Council 4 Delegate Assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of a recommendation from our PEOPLE political action committee to formally endorse Ned Lamont in the 2018 gubernatorial election.

Delegates to our special June 12 meeting also accepted recommendations to endorse William Tong for Attorney General, Shawn Wooden for Treasurer, Jahana Hayes for Congress in the 5th District and several candidates for State Senate and State Representative.

UNITY BREAKS August 9 July 13, 2018 - 5:45pm

Fair Pay and Real Opportunity Day of Action

Statewide Unity Breaks Aug 9

Fair pay and real opportunity to improve working conditions can only be achieved if we demonstrate strength across the state.

WFSE bargaining teams are negotiating wages, rights and working conditions right now.

Let's remind the state of critical public services and why we need a strong contract!

UNITY BREAKS August 9 July 13, 2018 - 5:45pm

Fair Pay and Real Opportunity Day of Action

Statewide Unity Breaks Aug 9

Fair pay and real opportunity to improve working conditions can only be achieved if we demonstrate strength across the state.

WFSE bargaining teams are negotiating wages, rights and working conditions right now.

Let's remind the state of critical public services and why we need a strong contract!

UNITY BREAKS August 9 July 13, 2018 - 5:45pm

Fair Pay and Real Opportunity Day of Action

Statewide Unity Breaks Aug 9

Fair pay and real opportunity to improve working conditions can only be achieved if we demonstrate strength across the state.

WFSE bargaining teams are negotiating wages, rights and working conditions right now.

Let's remind the state of critical public services and why we need a strong contract!

UNITY BREAKS August 9 July 13, 2018 - 5:45pm

Fair Pay and Real Opportunity Day of Action

Statewide Unity Breaks Aug 9

Fair pay and real opportunity to improve working conditions can only be achieved if we demonstrate strength across the state.

WFSE bargaining teams are negotiating wages, rights and working conditions right now.

Let's remind the state of critical public services and why we need a strong contract!

UNITY BREAKS August 9 July 13, 2018 - 5:45pm

Fair Pay and Real Opportunity Day of Action

Statewide Unity Breaks Aug 9

Fair pay and real opportunity to improve working conditions can only be achieved if we demonstrate strength across the state.

WFSE bargaining teams are negotiating wages, rights and working conditions right now.

Let's remind the state of critical public services and why we need a strong contract!

UNITY BREAKS August 9 July 13, 2018 - 5:45pm

Fair Pay and Real Opportunity Day of Action

Statewide Unity Breaks Aug 9

Fair pay and real opportunity to improve working conditions can only be achieved if we demonstrate strength across the state.

WFSE bargaining teams are negotiating wages, rights and working conditions right now.

Let's remind the state of critical public services and why we need a strong contract!

UNITY BREAKS August 9 July 13, 2018 - 5:45pm

Fair Pay and Real Opportunity Day of Action

Statewide Unity Breaks Aug 9

Fair pay and real opportunity to improve working conditions can only be achieved if we demonstrate strength across the state.

WFSE bargaining teams are negotiating wages, rights and working conditions right now.

Let's remind the state of critical public services and why we need a strong contract!

UNITY BREAKS August 9 July 13, 2018 - 5:45pm

Fair Pay and Real Opportunity Day of Action

Statewide Unity Breaks Aug 9

Fair pay and real opportunity to improve working conditions can only be achieved if we demonstrate strength across the state.

WFSE bargaining teams are negotiating wages, rights and working conditions right now.

Let's remind the state of critical public services and why we need a strong contract!