I am writing to alert you to a potential serious threat to our members and organization. The Freedom Foundation (FF) has begun Public Records requests of Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) member information at numerous colleges and state agencies. (Click here to see WFSE’s press release.) They are seeking personal information, such as dates of birth! While we are not aware of any such requests made for our member information, we must take steps to ensure we at least minimize, and better yet eliminate, the damage done should such requests be made. [More]
Letter sent to LWTech Administration, requesting they use the option to notify the Federation.
This is a difficult dilemma. As you can read in the updated Bargaining status report (attached), we will not be able to ratify the new contract this quarter as we hoped. So a contract vote will be held in the Fall. We’re still working this week on many of the details, agreements and memoranda of understandings that need to be in place for the fiscal year on July 1st. That means a vote for next year’s Federation officers is just impossible in this final