October 17, 2011

Military department unit chooses WFSE/AFSCME

Washington Youth Academy workers (in non-supervisory job classes) have won a voice at work now that their choice of the Federation as their union has been certified.

The academy is a unit of the state Military Department. The unit includes 28 workers in the job classes Youth Academy residential specialists 1-4 and medical assistant.

In a cross-check tally conducted by the Public Employment Relations Commission, a majority of affected workers signed authorization cards for the Federation. The tally was Oct. 3 and the certification was issued Oct. 12.

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