On Monday, June 17, WPEA attended the Governor signing of our General Government contract. Two of our bargaining team members, Jeff Freshley, WSDA, and Brendan Magee, WSP, were able to meet Governor Jay Inslee. Kent Stanford, WPEA President, and Lane Hatfield, WPEA Contract Administration Director, also attended. (Photo courtesy of Office of the Governor)
It’s official: With Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s signature on S.B. 135, more than 20,000 state employees have won the right to collectively bargain for better wages and working conditions, thanks to the hard work of AFSCME members to elect more union members and allies to public office. “This bill is about respect for state employees who make their communities stronger every day. By signing this bill, Governor Sisolak demonstrates his understanding of the importance of giving working people a seat at the table and the voice on the job they deserve,” said AFSCME President Lee Saunders.
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