Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
Local 443 is affiliated with Council 28 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC). Chartered by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) in 1942, Local 443 represents the interests of thousands of state employees in Lewis, Mason, and Thurston counties in the state of Washington.
Our general membership meetings are held at the Davis-Williams Bldg. (WSLC Bldg.) suite 205, at 906 Columbia St. Olympia, WA at 6:00 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of every month unless otherwise noted. Light refreshments are provided.
The Local Executive Board meets on the first Tuesday of every month. See our Events Calendar for more info.
Local 443 is governed by the constitution and by-laws of Local 443, Council 28 and AFSCME constitutions.
The mission of Local 443 is to provide a forum for Local 443 members to discuss, debate, organize and promote the objectives of the AFSCME International which include:
To promote organizationing activities in bargaining units, agencies and offices of the Local 443 members
To promote the welfare of the membership and to provide a voice in the determination of the terms and conditions of employment. We are committed to the process of collective bargaining as the most desirable, democratic, and effective method to achieve this. Both as union members and as citizens, we shall also employ available legislative and political action.
Why Join Local 443?
Do you want to build a better and more secure economic future for you and your family?
Are you hurting from a lack of quality, affordable healthcare coverage?
Have you ever been unfairly disciplined by your supervisor or forced to accept a demotion, suspension or other punishment you didn’t deserve?
If you answered yes to any of these questions you should join us. Our Local is the largest group of members in the state of Washington and carries the largest single voting block.
If you add in over a million active and retired members nationwide, AFSCME is the strongest and most respected public services union in the country.
We consistently fight for and secure the best wages, benefits and working conditions for our members.
Since so much of public service workers’ rights, benefits and funding are impacted by the actions of elected officials, we maintain a strong presence in the corridors of government, fighting to protect our members and holding politicians accountable for their actions. We stand ready to do the same for you and your colleagues.