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Everyone’s tax burden is going down, except yours. Some say the 2010 elec-
tions showed the public doesn’t like taxes. But the truth is, in just 11 years, 22%
Washington’s overall individual tax burden has dropped to one of the
lowest in the USA -- 8.9%.
18%

Percent of income spent on health premiums (proposed by state in 2013)


*Percentages based on 2010 annual wages and proposed UMP family rate for 2013.
SOURCE: Washington’s state-local tax burden, 1977-2008 (taxfoundation.org/taxdata/show/486.html)

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Meanwhile, the “taxes” you pay for your state health insurance keep going up and up. If the state’s health care bargainers
get their way, by 2013 this “State Employee Health Care Tax” will take a greater share of your gross income. As this
chart shows, those earning less would pay a crushing share of their income on health insurance premiums alone.

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recent 6.3 percent cuts, DSHS
is proposing cutting the entire Representative organizes job actions, trains Member port for several manager positions and other staff as
interpreter services program Action Team Leaders and Stewards and generally assist needed and time allows. This job requires excellent
in grassroots empowerment. Council Representatives communications skills and the ability to use good judg-
See INTERPRETERS, page 2
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JOB ACTIONS TO SAVE OUR STATE
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to deliver their message: the governor’s proposed health care cuts will have a devastating many angry at the politicians responsible for the shutdown, vowed to call the governor in support of the
impact on Local 1488’s membership. Local 1299 members.

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University of Washington Trades & Food Service members voice


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Health Care Action Team! Some 50 Local 948 members picketed outside the Everett DSHS
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4&5 UW Trades & Food Service members march Oct. 28.


building Oct. 11. They explained to 80 clients why they were un-
able to help them that furlough day.

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BARGAINING UPDATES
Other quick bargaining
GENERAL GOVERNMENT updates:

Bargaining Update
All articles agreed to are
tentative until the entire
contract is wrapped up Central Washington
and General Government University.
members vote to ratify or The CWU team has reached
NOTE: Most detailed bargain- 20 – Safety and Health 38 – Mandatory Subjects reject the entire contract. tentative agreement on more
ing updates go in the mail to the 21 – Uniforms, Tools and 39 – Union Activities So tentative agreements than 43 articles. Bargaining
members covered by that re- Equipment 44 – Tobacco Free Workplace are just that: not final was set to resume Nov. 19
spective contract. But this latest 52 – Printing of Agreement
23 – Travel until you say so. with another session Dec. 7.
General Government update is
24 – Meals 53 – Term of Agreement
going in the newspaper to save
on the cost of a separate mail- 25 – Commute Trip Reduction ALSO: Community College
ing to those 30,000 covered by and Parking SUPPLEMENTAL NEGOTIATIONS Coalition.
that contract. 28 – Privacy and Off-Duty • On Article 42 – Com- The team representing the
Conduct • Supplemental negotiations pensation, the team has coalition of 12 community col-
With the governor giving 29 – Grievance Procedure in the Department of Trans- made it clear they are not leges has reached tentative
the impression in the media 30 – Employee Assistance portation and DSHS Institu- interested in takeaways. agreement on 35 articles, with
that nothing is happen- Program tions also wrapped up with Management proposed about 19 still on the table.
ing at the bargaining table 32 – Reasonable Accommo- tentative agreements on parts taking away step increas- Bargaining continues Dec. 15.
because of the impasse dation and Disability Separa- of articles that will be folded es, more for political
over the health care article, tion into the main contract. reasons than financial Eastern Washington
your General Government 33 – Seniority reasons. It’s a non-start- University.
Bargaining Team decided 35 – Management Rights • Supplemental negotiations er with our team. EWU members ratified the
it’s time to be more explicit 37 – Union-Management are pending in Parks. respective contracts for
about the progress your Communication Committee • Overall, your General Bargaining Unit 1 and BU 2
team has made. 40 – Dues Deductions/Status • Overall, management did Government Bargain- Sept. 13. This was a “rollover”
It’s similar to what other Reports not agree to negotiations on ing Team has taken the contract to protect the good
bargaining teams have been 41 – Classification most of the Federation’s sup- results of the survey contract they have, plus they
doing. But up to now the 45 – Contracting plemental proposals in other members completed a made additional gains.
General Government team 46 – Presumption of Resigna- agencies. So the union filed few months back and
has hyper-respected the tion an unfair labor practice. The respected the priorities The Evergreen State
contractual restrictions on 47 – Workplace Behavior Public Employment Relations you set. College.
what can be said publicly. 48 – Childcare Center – Lake- Commission held a hearing The TESC team has reached
So the team believes land Village on that ULP Oct. 18 and 19. A • The team has also tak- tentative agreement on nearly
this broad outline doesn’t 49 – Strikes and Lockouts decision is pending. en the initiative when it 40 articles. Bargaining was
violate any contractual re- 50 – Entire Agreement comes to making propos- set to resume Nov. 18.
strictions. 51 – Savings Clause HIGHLIGHTS als and identifying solu-
tions – but management University of Washington.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT TEN- One article (43 – Health Care The team can’t go into often resists and doesn’t The UW team has made great
TATIVE AGREEMENTS SO FAR Benefits Amounts) is negoti- explicit detail about every respond to reasonable progress, reaching tentative
ated at a coalition table. article. Some articles listed approaches. agreement on more than 40
Of the 54 articles (including above retain current contract articles. But talks have stalled
the Preamble), the Gen- One (26 – Housing) has been language. But many articles • The team has its eyes on a number of key articles –
eral Government team has referred to the Parks Supple- contain improvements. focused on the overall about 18. So the contract is
reached tentative agreement mental Bargaining Team. goal of getting to July 1, headed to mediation by the
on 34: For instance, at the Oct. 2011 with a contract with Public Employment Relations
Other non-compensation ar- 15 bargaining session, one of no takeaways. Commission (PERC). Me-
Preamble ticles left on the table are: the articles tentatively agreed diation sessions were set for
Article 1 – Union Recogni- to was Article 47 – Workplace Nov. 17 and 22.
tion 3 – Bid System Behavior (which we often UP NEXT:
2 – Non-Discrimination 4 – Hiring and Appointments refer to as the anti-bullying UW Police Management.
5 – Performance Evaluation 6 – Hours of Work article). In this tentative agree- The General Govern- The UW Police Management
7 – Overtime 9 – Licensure and Certifica- ment, an employee’s options ment team has bargain- contract is also headed to
8 – Training and Employee tion to challenge inappropriate ing set for Nov. 16-17, mediation by PERC. A media-
Development 11 – Vacation Leave workplace actions would be Nov. 30-Dec. 1 and Dec. tion session has been set for
10 – Holidays 16 – Severe Inclement expanded to include the abil- 9-10. Nov. 29.
12 – Sick Leave Weather and Natural Disaster ity to file grievances within
13 – Voluntary Employee Leave an agency. Current contract Washington State
Beneficiary Association 17 – Miscellaneous Paid language doesn’t allow any University.
14 – Shared Leave Leaves grievances over inappropriate The WSU contract is at im-
15 – Family and Medical 22 – Drug and Alcohol Free workplace behavior. passe. The team has met with
Leave – Pregnancy Disabil- Workplace a mediator from PERC four
ity Leave 27 – Discipline times, with the latest session
18 – Leave Without Pay 31 – Personnel Files TENTATIVE AGREEMENTS ARE Nov. 9.
19 – Work-Related Injury or 34 – Layoff and Recall JUST THAT: TENTATIVE UNTIL
Illness 36 – Employee Rights RATIFIED Western Washington
University.
The WWU team has reached
DSHS, DOC furlough jobs of 160 DSHS workers, absolutely necessary. 
 All other DOC employees tentative agreement on 48
has fewer furlough days for The agreement also has will take eight hours of fur- articles with nine articles left
agreements previously exempt employees important workload modifica- lough time each month from open:
than management originally tions. 
 December 2010 to June 2011. Article 7 – Hours of Work
Negotiations have
proposed and showed the And workers making less That’s the equivalent of seven Article 11 – Vacation Leave
wrapped up on the additional
public our members have than $2,500 a month will be days. Article 17 – Suspended Op-
furlough days in DSHS and
innovative ideas to gener- exempt. DOC employees can take erations
Corrections caused by the
ate savings to offset furlough their furlough time in incre- Article 18 – Miscellaneous
governor’s order to cut 6.3
days. Corrections ments of no less than four Paid Leave
percent from the budget.
It also has a commit- hours at a time. Article 21 – Uniforms, Tools
Both agreements miti-
ment to use savings to offset The union’s DOC Supple- Both sides will work to set and Equipment
gate the effects of the added
furloughs if possible. mental Bargaining Team and up a pool of WFSE/AFSCME- Article 35 – Layoff and Recall
furloughs.
Those previously exempt the Department of Corrections represented employees willing Article 40 – Union Activities
will take eight furlough days reached their furlough agree- to take voluntary furlough re- Article 43 – Compensation
DSHS (not the nine originally pro- ductions in hours to potentially Article 44 – Health Care
ment on Nov. 5.
posed by management). Under the agreement, offset some of the mandatory Benefits Amounts (negotiated
The union’s DSHS team Those who’ve been taking furloughs. at the Health Care Coalition
DOC employees already sub-
reached agreement with the furloughs will take two addi- The first priority for any table; Brandon Taylor is the
ject to the 10 furlough days
management team led by tional days in November and offsets will be those who have team’s representative in that
imposed by the Legislature
Secretary Susan Dreyfus in May. taken the furlough days man- bargaining)
will take an additional eight
the early morning hours of There’s a commitment to dated by the Legislature. Appendix F – Assignment Pay
hours (the equivalent of one
Oct. 28. pend all performance evalu- WWU bargaining resumes
day) of furlough time in May
The agreement saves the ations until next June, unless Dec. 15.
2011.

November 2010 WFSE/AFSCME Washington State Employee Page 3


JOIN THE HEALTH CARE ACTION TEAM

The fight
of our lives
W
e are in the fight of our lives to save our health
benefits and the quality services we provide the
people of Washington. And we’re asking you to
join the WFSE/AFSCME Health Care Action Team.
On health care, the facts speak for themselves:
• The governor’s bargainers want state employees to pay 26 percent of their pre-
miums, a 117 percent increase over the current 12 percent. That would mean an
estimated pay cut of about $2,316 a year.

• All of us will need to press the Legislature to once again use health fund re-
serves to keep our benefits level in 2012 and 2013, the health plan years covered
by the next contract.

• WFSE/AFSCME members have already taken the campaign directly to the


Public Employees Benefits Board. At the Oct. 20 meeting, members from sever-
al locals packed the meeting room and asked the board to join the union in asking
for use of the reserves to save health benefits. One member told the board: “We
Wenatchee, Oct. 11.
all need to be able to pay for minimum necessities of life….What has been pro-
posed of further increases, it will be undoable for a number of individuals.”

• Meanwhile, the governor continues to speak out in the media against our
All of us in
goal of saving benefits. “I don’t have an extra penny…,” she told TVW Oct. 14.
“We can’t afford the escalating cost of health care and therefore we’re asking them
the union
to help us get through the recession by paying more.”
need your
• Instead of joining with us to support using reserves and closing tax loopholes to
save benefits, she instead insists that if we get our way, she’ll just have to lay off activism.
more of our co-workers. So it’s your fault for standing up for decent health
benefits! By joining the Health Care
• And many legislators, talk show hosts, newspaper editorial board writers Action Team, you will be
called upon to help pro-
and others are sharpening their knives to take more out of your hide.

It’s time to end the lies and fight back against the spineless
politicians and so-called “experts” in the media
tect and save our health
and anti-state employee think tanks. care – so you can provide
the quality services our
friends and neighbors de-
pend on.

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WFSE/AFSCME MEMBERS-ONLY BENEFITS UPDATE; NEWS
Marie Butler, (360) 236-4409 or her fibromyalgia. Contact: Ran
SHARED LEAVE marie.butler@doh.wa.gov. Phin, (206) 516-7651.

REQUESTS Daria Matte, a financial ser- David Morales-Chavez, a


vices specialist 3 with DSHS hospital assistant at the Uni-
If you’ve been approved to in Seattle and a member of versity of Washington Medical
receive shared leave by your Local 843, has been approved Center in Seattle and a mem-
agency or institution, you can for shared leave because of ber of Local 1488, underwent
place a notice here. Once pre-term labor and was ordered emergency surgery this month.
you’ve been approved by your to stop working as of Oct. 16. He has exhausted all leave.
agency or institution, WFSE/ Contact: Tea’Launna Brown, Contact David at moralesd@u.
AFSCME can place your (206) 716-2301 or tealaunna. washington.edu.
shared leave request here and brown@dshs.wa.gov. Where’s this worksite?
online. Please include a contact Linda Popp, a financial ser-
in your agency, usually in hu- Shareece Hayes, a social vices specialist 4 with DSHS
worker 3 with DSHS in Seattle in Vancouver and a member of
Send your guesses by e-mail to tim@wfse.org or regular mail: Editor,
man resources, for donors to
and a member of Local 843, Local 313, has been approved 1212 Jefferson St. S.E., Suite 300, Olympia, WA 98501. Include your
call. E-mail the editor at tim@
wfse.org. Or call 1-800-562- has been approved for shared for shared leave. Contact: Dan- name and mailing address. Deadline: Dec. 6. The first 10 readers with
6002. leave for a medical matter. iel Lozano, (360) 725-4823 or the correct answer who include their name and mailing address will
Contact: Mark Lacy, (206) 923- lozand@dshs.wa.gov. receive a prize.
• The following could use a do- 4930 (Mondays and Tuesdays),
nation of eligible unused annual (206) 691-2428 (Wednesdays) Joan Selden, an office as- Tina Rodriguez-Berg, a finan- with the Employment Security
leave or sick leave or all or part or (206) 760-2468 (Thursdays sistant 1 with the Department cial services specialist 4 with Department in Olympia and a
of your personal holiday: and Fridays), or laza300@ of Early Learning in Tumwa- DSHS in Smokey Point and a member of Local 443, will be
dshs.wa.gov. ter, is in need of shared leave member of Local 948, has been having surgery and is in need of
Claudia Pearson, an office because of a serious medical approved for shared leave. shared leave. Contact: Sharon
assistant 3 with the Department Aldona (Donna) Ashman, an condition. Contact: Lisa Em- Contact: your human resources Lindley, (360) 902-9532.
of Corrections in Seattle and a administrative assistant 3 with mett, (360) 725-4933. office.
member of Local 308, has been the Workforce Training and Bonita Hill, an administrative
approved for shared leave be- Education Coordinating Board Augustine Rios, an agricultural Christopher Tabor, a sup- assistant 3 with the Department
cause of a recently diagnosed in Olympia and a member of inspector 3 with the Department port enforcement officer 2 with of Health in Olympia, had sur-
chronic disease. Contact: Ran Local 443, has been approved of Agriculture in Othello and DSHS in Seattle and a mem- gery because of two herniated
Phin, (206) 516-7651, or Lydia for shared leave because of a member of Local 1299, is in ber of Local 843, is in need of disks. Contact: Sandy Rosscup,
Zamora-White, (206) 516-7635. a serious health condition. need of shared leave because shared leave because of an (360) 236-4517.
Contact: Eleni Papadakis, EPa- of a serious staph inspection. extended recuperation follow-
April Elium-Allan, a financial padakis@WTB.gov.wa.gov, or Contact: Brandy Thompson, ing major foot reconstruction Doreen Clement, a DDS adju-
services specialist 3 with DSHS Karla Thomas, (360) 753-5682. (509) 662-6161. surgery. Contact: Anita Blakely, dicator 3 with DSHS in Olym-
in Lewis County and a mem- (206) 341-7385. pia, is in need of shared leave
ber of Local 862, is in need of Joe Ruby, a construction and Shirley White, a WorkFirst pro- for multiple serious illnesses.
shared leave while recovering maintenance project specialist gram specialist with DSHS in Debra Browning, an unem- Contact: your agency human
from surgery. Contact: Your hu- lead with state Parks at Fort Federal Way and a member of ployment insurance specialist 3 resources office.
man resource consultant. Worden and a member of Local Local 843, has been approved
1466, has been approved for for shared leave. Contact: your
Robin Burkhart, an office shared leave. Contact: Melanie human resource office. IN MEMORIAM: Richard
manager with the Department Watness, (360) 902-8687.
Vicki White, a financial ser-
IN MEMORIAM Lee, a financial services
of Health in Olympia and a specialist 3 with DSHS in
member of Local 443, is caring Ronda Rhinehart, an office vices specialist 3 with DSHS in IN MEMORIAM: Janis Olympia and a member of
for her mother who is battling administrator 3 with the Depart- Tacoma and a member of Local Baker, a DDS adjudicator 4 Local 443, died last month
cancer. Her mother is currently ment of Corrections in Seattle 53, is in need of shared leave with DSHS in King County after losing his battle with
in the intensive care unit so and a member of Local 308, for a serious medical condition.
and a member of Local 843, cancer. He was 52.
Robin has had to take more has been approved for shared Contact: your human resource
died Oct. 8. She was 45.
time off than expected. Contact: leave because of a flare up in office.

IN NEED
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150.00

Limit one offer per person. Cannot be combined with other offers and not valid on diagnostic and preventive services. Not redeemable for cash or credit.

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and a member of
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ies and has been off
work from her state care costs dental dollars. So we’ve teamed up with Bright Now! Dental to make taking
care of your family’s dental health an easy decision. Whether you have dental
insurance or not, Bright Now! Dental has agreed to provide dental care to you
job and also a part-
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time job she had to
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special account for a Bright Now! Dental office today!
donations to help
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cal bills and other members Quality, Convenient, Affordable
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WFSE/AFSCME MEMBERS-ONLY BENEFITS UPDATE; NEWS
ULP,
from page 8
This came last month as
Financial Wellness
a settlement of the ULP and
demand to bargain.
A MEMBERS ONLY BENEFIT for WFSE/AFSCME members and their families!
Under the agreement,
DSHS will pay $200 in lost
overtime wages for the hos-
pital’s 100 security guards,
psychiatric security atten-
dants and psychiatric security
nurses assigned to the Center
You’re Not Alone
for Forensic Services while
the patient was there.
The estimated cost of the WSECU has supported state
settlement is $20,000.
They’re members of Local employees for over 50 years.
793.

The agreement also


brings training for security No matter what hardships you
staff so there’s no question
they have the skills to guard may be facing, come to us.
such patients in the future.

The controversy arose


when the state installed De-
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OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS NOV. 30. Open include specialty
implants,services such as dentures, implants,
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ervices such as dentures, etc. (Willamette Dental Plan a part of this offer)
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paste that contains fluoride. We do not recommend whitening toothpaste. They are too
enrollment for your health insurance contin- abrasive to the enamel of the teeth. The safest and best way to have a more radiant smile
ues through Nov. 30. This is the time you can is to use the whitening gels offered by dentists. Sunrise Dental is offering lifetime free
make changes. The plans take effect Jan. 1. whitening to all of our patients. Don’t forget to use your 2010 benefits.
This open enrollment is for calendar year Please seeplease
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2011. Because of the difference in the time Questions?
Questions? Questions?
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frames for your contracts and the benefit year,
the 2011 plans are not the ones in dispute at With love Adam
Adam KeckKeck
and gratitude, Adam
Adam Keck
Keck
the bargaining table. The governor wants to Labor Executive Director of Labor
Executive Director of Labor Executive
ExecutiveDirector of Labor
Director of Labor
raise premiums for plan years 2012 and 2013.
adam@sunrisedental.com
Abraham Ghorbanian, DDS, MS (Founder of Sunrise Dental)
adam@sunrisedental.com
adam@sunrisedental.com adam@sunrisedental.com
adam@sunrisedental.com
425.891.8918
425.891.8918 Dr. Abraham
More information is online at http://www.pebb. Dr. Abraham Ghorbanian, founder of Sunrise Dental Ghorbanian, founder of Sunrise Dental 425.891.8918
425.891.8918 D
hca.wa.gov/

November 2010 WFSE/AFSCME Washington State Employee Page 7


MEMBERS IN ACTION

Your local presidents meet Local 1221, Spokane; Shellie Savage, Local 443, Olympia; WFSE/AFSCME Vice President Sue
The second 2010 meeting of the Presidents’ Council met Nov. 6 in SeaTac to discuss strategies
for bargaining, but the budget and the Health Care Action campaign. From left: Max Phipps, Local Henricksen; Shellie Swanson, Local 435, Employment Security, King County; Ginger Richard-
1020, Everett; Sandie Reynolds, Local 1181, Bremerton; Daniel D’Haem, Local 843, Human son, Local 308, Corrections, King County; Bill Copland, Local 1253, Tri-Cities; Ron Harshman,
Services, King County; Diana Smith, Local 396, Walla Walla; Rodolfo Franco, Local 304, Seattle; Local 1291, Transportation, Pasco; James Robinson, Local 793, Western State Hospital/CSTC/
Rene Christensen, Local 716, Goldendale; Randy Kurtz, Local 948, Human Services, Snohomish SCC/Oakridge, Lakewood; Judy Kuschel, Local 313, Vancouver; and Dan Petruso, Local 1221,
County; Tracy Fosty-Wilson (secretary), Local 1060, Bellingham-Mount Vernon; Jim Pendleton, Spokane. Not in picture: Beth Mason, Local 976, Labor and Industries, King County; and Valdene
Local 931, Eastern Washington University, Cheney; Diane Rauschenberg (VP), Local 491, Rainier Kneisly (VP), Local 1225, Washington State School for the Blind/Washington State Center for Child-
School, Buckley; Brian Yearout, Local 1466, Statewide Parks; Julianne Moore, Local 1326, KRRG'HDIQHVVDQG+HDULQJ/RVV9DQFRXYHU
Yakima; Bruce Witham, Local 53, Tacoma; WFSE/AFSCME President Carol Dotlich; Kandy Kraig,

L&I members take on quotas

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WFSE/AFSCME President Carol Dotlich; Steve Halpain, Local 1221, Spokane; Beth Mason, Local
Renton ‘Green’
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976, Seattle; Ronni Caudle, Local 976, Seattle; James Dannen, WFSE/AFSCME council represen-
wear their WFSE/AFSCME green shirts and show solidarity -- and a united front to management.
tative; Mario Haynes, Local 53, Olympia; and Joe Michielli, Local 976, Seattle.
PICTURED: Front, L-R - Antoine Tran, Fred Lappert, Isabel Estrada, Janet Stewart and Huey
A delegation of WFSE/AFSCME members from Labor and Industries met with Nguyen; back row, L-R - Julio Amador, Don Paul, Justin Miller, Chante Richards and Lisa Bed-
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WFSE/AFSCME
members made
the difference in
Election 2010
WFSE/AFSCME member activists
devoted thousands of hours phone
banking, doorbelling, sign-waving
and talking to friends and neighbors
to elect good legislators and vote the WFSE/AFSCME members staged a full-court press
Rainier School Local 491 members wave signs in state
right way on ballot measures. against I-1082, which would have privatized workers’ comp
Sen. Pam Roach’s tough re-election campaign. Roach (in
foreground above) won with nearly 67 percent of the vote. and thrown 2,000 L&I members out of jobs. They and allies
from other unions held a counter-demonstration at L&I
headquarters in Tumwater Oct. 20 when building-industry
backers of the measure threw insults at L&I members
watching inside. In the end, voters rejected 1-1082.

Olympia Local 443 President Shellie Savage (with King County Employment Security Local 435
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