2018 WSLC Resolution 19: Renewing the Call for Full Support of the Labor Community and Technical College System

Delegates at the Washington State Labor Council Convention passed a resolution renewing the call for full support of the community and technical college system. Washington State has established a goal of 70% of residents achieving a post-high school credential or degree which will, by necessity, require additional investment in the higher education system and the employees who support students. The two-year colleges have been underfunded for decades, and it is time to step up and invest in the  employees who teach, who keep the college safe and clean, and who provide student services.

Join Your Union

When we stand together, we have power in numbers. That power allows for us to bargain a good contract that includes decent pay, health care, retirement security, and better working conditions. It gives us a seat at the table with our employer to negotiate for things that improve our job and allow us to better serve our communities. Join your local AFT union today through this on-line application!

Member Communications Survey

The AFT Washington executive board is interested in what types of communications are most effective in reaching members. It appears that we are not reaching everyone and often hear that members have not seen certain communications. To this end, the board developed a survey to find out what your preferences are in terms of e-mail, social media, print, etc. We would appreciate it if you would please take a couple of minutes to answer this short on-line survey so we are able to be efficient and effective in our communications to you. Thank you!

Union Spotlight

Union Spotlight (aka "Spotlight") is a member newsletter published by AFT Washington three times a year that contains articles about legislative, political, and union issues, which is mailed to our members.

If you are interested in a topic or would like to submit an article for consideration, please contact the editor, Cortney Marabetta at 206-432-8084 or toll-free at 1-866-99-AFTWA ext. 8084. 

Download our current issue of Union Spotlight newsletter with an insert from the AFT Washington Retiree Chapter.

COPE: Building Our Union's Power, Building a Better Future

COPE - our Committee on Political Education -- is the political action committee for AFT Washington. COPE enables our union to engage the membership in both creating our political agenda and in making meaningful financial contributions to support candidates who will champion our legislative agenda. We do not use union dues to contribute to COPE. All contributions are voluntary.

Want A Website For Your Local?

In this day and age, people look to the Web for information. As a result, organizations almost always need to have a website to compliment their communications. Unfortunately, not everyone has the expertise or time to maintain a local web site.

For this reason, AFT hosts free web sites to affiliated locals. To take advantage of this benefit, contact Sylvia Watson, AFT Washington Communications Coordinator, at 206-432-8084 or swatson@aftwa.org. Sylvia can help get your site set up and even provide hands-on training.