Local 443

About Us

Olympia 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 (aka the AFL-CIO) in 1945, Local 443 represents the interests of approximately 10,200 state employees in Thurston, Mason and other more distant counties throughout the State of Washington.

Our general membership meetings are held at the Davis-Williams Bldg. (WSLC Bldg.) suite 201, at 906 Columbia St. Olympia, WA at 6:00 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of every month unless otherwise noted. Light refreshments and childcare are provided. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Local 443. The Local executive board meets on the first Tuesday. See our calendar for more info.

Olympia Local 443 is governed by the Constitution and by-laws of the AFSCME, Council 28 and the Local constitution.


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 the organization of workers in general and public employees in particular.

Collective Bargaining

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.

Career Services

To promote civil legislation and career service in government.

Research and Education

To provide research and educational services and activities designed to assist members and affiliates. To foster cooperation among affiliates.

Social Progress

To cooperate with other labor organizations in particular and other segments of society in general towards the end that the material riches of American society be more justly distributed and the moral promise of American life be realized.

International Relations

To work with our brothers and sisters in other lands toward the improvement of the conditions of life and work in all countries, toward the diminution of international tensions and a reduction in the use of armed forces to resolve disputes, and toward genuine fraternity of all workers.