Success! Largest-Ever Compensation Package Achieved at GG

The General Government Bargaining Team has reached a tentative agreement with the state for a 2023-2025 contract that includes:

  • The largest compensation package in our union’s history
  • Reduced healthcare costs
  • A $1,000 incentive payment for receiving a COVID booster shot
  • Better protection from mandatory overtimes

How did we do it?

We won because we showed decisions-makers and the public that our fight is not just for our jobs and families, but for our communities as well. This tentative agreement, which your bargaining team unanimously recommends, is a win for everyone who depends on the services we provide. Washingtonians deserve fully staffed public services.

We won because our members stepped up and stuck together.

A couple days ago, the bargaining team reached an impasse with the state over compensation. There simply wasn’t any more money in the pot, the state assured us. Our members responded by flooding Governor Inslee and the Office of Financial Management with phone calls, and lo and behold, there was more money.

Financial Details

  • Employees will receive a 4% across-the-board increase effective 7/1/2023
  • Employees will receive a 3% across-the board-increase effective 7/1/2024
  • $1,000 retention bonus for state employees employed on July 1, 2022 who remained employed with the state on July 1, 2023 (this is in addition to the $1,000 COVID booster incentive payment)
  • 185 class-specific wage increases
  • Increased shift premiums
  • Premium pay for on-site workers in direct care facilities
  • And much more

Stay tuned for details and voting instructions

A more detailed summary, a complete list of impacted job classes and the entire tentative agreement will be emailed to you and posted here as soon as possible.

We expect to begin voting on this agreement this week.

Not a WFSE member?

What are you waiting for? Make your voice heard, vote on this historic agreement and help us win our next contract by becoming a WFSE member today.