We’re the members of the Washington Federation of State Employees . . . . and we never quit serving.


America’s communities never rest. Streets need cleaning. Families need care. Students deserve well-run schools, and our neighborhoods demand safety.

That’s why people who work in public service never stop.

This isn’t a job. It’s a calling. Nobody does this work for the money or the limelight. It’s hard work, and it’s largely unsung.

The work matters because it means something to make a community better. In fact, it means everything.


At AFSCME, we believe that every person working to sustain their community deserves respect.

We show ours through action – fighting to secure opportunity for our members whenever, and whoever, they are.

We negotiate better pay and benefits because fighting for every member’s future is a form or respect.

We educate about the issues that keep working families up at night because informed advocates command respect.

And we organize because respect is offered to individuals who build power together.


When people in public service connect, big things happen; Fairness, Equality, Democracy.

AFSCME is the union that honors solidarity without conformity – drawing each member’s story into a force of experience and commitment that can’t be ignored. That’s how we win better lives for ourselves, our families, our communities, and our country.

For people proudly committed to the public service that makes American happen, we never quit.


Heard about the ‘Freedom’ Foundation of the super rich?

They want the freedom to attack the pay, benefits and retirement of public servants.

Why? To make the rich richer.

They did it in Wisconsin. Now they’re after us. They want to starve our union. How? Trick us into giving up our power by dropping our union membership and not paying dues. In Wisconsin, thousands of public employees and their families lost jobs, benefits, college savings, and retirements.

Now they’re trying to reach you and me. Why? Because we’re 40,000-member strong, giving us the power to stop attacks on public services, outsourcing and cuts to public employee pay and benefits.

Our power? Ask questions. The more you know, the more you’ll want them out of our state.

See who funds the Freedom Foundation


AddiePublic servants make life better for other people.

The ‘Freedom’ Foundation destroys public service.

I get mad when I think how much our union has done to protect services and public employees compared to the ‘Freedom’ Foundation who attacks publicservices and our benefits.

We can stop them.

One thing I’m sure they didn’t expect: they’ve made me more committed to my fellow members of this union and the road ahead.

The Freedom Foundation is trying to steal the quality of life from 40,000 dedicated public servants, They have no idea how committed we are to our work.”


Fair Pay | Retirement Security | Affordable Healthcare | Preserving Public Services