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Registration Open!

Register for our annual Professional Development Conference for Classified Members (Pre- K-12 and higher ed), which will be held on Saturday, March 14th. Check out this year's workshops. First-come, first-served. Register at


Coalition: New Proposal Sidesteps State Budget Issues

Washington News Service | February 6, 2015 | Chris Thomas, Producer

OLYMPIA, Wash. - A coalition is making some noise about  to direct two-thirds of all new state revenue to education. According to the group Washington United for Fair Revenue, it seems like a noble goal but would restrict lawmakers' ability to fund other important priorities. [read full story]

A Free Public Forum

Attend a free public forum, "Social Security: Why It's Not Broke and How We Can Expand It," on Monday, Feb. 23rd, 7 PM, Joe Crump Hall, UFCW 21, 5030 1st Ave. So. #200, Seattle. This forum features Kshama Sawant (Seattle City Councilmember), Nancy Altman and Eric Kingson (co-directors of Social Security Works), and Jeff Johnson (President of the Washington State Labor Council). Download a flyer with more information here.

The 2015 AFT Washington Convention is May 15-16

Mark your calendars for the 2015 AFT Washington Convention which will be held May 15-16 at the Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma. The theme is "Fighting Forward!" and will feature:

  • Election of officers to the AFT Washington Executive Board
  • Reception and dinner
  • Entertainment
  • Raffle for our education scholarship, and
  • Union business, of course!

Local presidents and treasurers will be receiving more detailed information. Ask them about representing your local as a delegate to the convention.