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Eastside DOC Report - May 2015

The topics below are intended to reflect only a limited sample of the representational work that is occurring at your facility.  If you have questions about specific issues, please talk to your Business Representative.

AIRWAY HEIGHTS CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • In May, we ran radio ads on several stations statewide featuring Teamsters from the DOC.  The ads highlighted our small business campaign and called on the Senate to fund our contract.
  • We held our spring membership meeting for Teamsters at AHCC on May 5.  At the meeting we discussed our ongoing contract campaign and issues at the facility.  Approximately 30 members attended the meeting.
  • We have published a number of print ads in several newspapers across the state. The ads feature DOC members standing alongside small business owners and call on the Senate to fund our contract.
  • Two members, Cheryl Steele of AHCC and Adam Westerbur of WSP, attended the 49 for Fairness hearing in Olympia on May 4 to call on the legislature to fund contracts for state employees and ensure that fair, stable revenue is available so that future contracts can be funded as well.
  • On May 5, your Secretary-Treasurer, John Scearcy, published a guest op-ed in the Walla Walla Union Bulletin highlighting the dangerous work of corrections and calling on the legislature to fund our DOC contract.
  • The Grievance Resolution Panel (GRP) scheduled for May 20-21 was cancelled by the employer.  We plan to reschedule the eastside GRP for some time in July.
  • The Governor has called a second special session that began on May 29.  For ongoing legislative updates, check the Corrections & Law Enforcement section of the website.
  • On May 29, we held a statewide Labor Management Meeting in Tukwila to discuss a number of issues at all facilities.
COYOTE RIDGE CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • In May, we ran radio ads on several stations statewide featuring Teamsters from the DOC.  The ads highlighted our small business campaign and called on the Senate to fund our contract.
  • We have published a number of print ads in several newspapers across the state. The ads feature DOC members standing alongside small business owners and call on the Senate to fund our contract.
  • On May 5, your Secretary-Treasurer, John Scearcy, published a guest op-ed in the Walla Walla Union Bulletin highlighting the dangerous work of corrections and calling on the legislature to fund our DOC contract.
  • We held our spring membership meeting for Teamsters at CRCC on May 6.  At the meeting we discussed our ongoing contract campaign and issues at the facility. 
  • On May 6, Business Representative Eydie Dean attended a Labor Management  Meeting.
  • On May 5, Business Representative Eydie Dean attended a safety meeting at CRCC.
  • The Grievance Resolution Panel (GRP) scheduled for May 20-21 was cancelled by the employer.  We plan to reschedule the eastside GRP for some time in July.
  • The Governor has called a second special session that began on May 29.  For ongoing legislative updates, check the Corrections & Law Enforcement section of the website.
  • On May 29, we held a statewide Labor Management Meeting  in Tukwila to discuss a number of issues at all facilities.
 WASHINGTON STATE PENITENTIARY
  • In May, we ran radio ads on several stations statewide.  The ads featured WSP members Eduardo Michele (CO2) and Jeannie Stoddard (OA3) and highlighted our small business campaign, calling on the Senate to fund our contract.
  • We have published a number of print ads in several newspapers across the state, including in the Walla Walla Union Bulletin. The ads feature DOC members standing alongside small business owners and call on the Senate to fund our contract.
  • On May 5, your Secretary-Treasurer, John Scearcy, published a guest op-ed in the Walla Walla Union Bulletin highlighting the dangerous work of corrections and calling on the legislature to fund our DOC contract.
  • We held our spring membership meeting for Teamsters at WSP on May 7.  At the meeting we discussed our ongoing contract campaign and issues at the facility.  Approximately 50 members attended the meeting.
  • Two members, Cheryl Steele of AHCC and Adam Westerbur of WSP, attended the 49 for Fairness hearing in Olympia on May 4 to call on the legislature to fund contracts for state employees and ensure that fair, stable revenue is available so that future contracts can be funded as well.
  • The Grievance Resolution Panel (GRP) scheduled for May 20-21 was cancelled by the employer.  We plan to reschedule the eastside GRP for some time in July.
  • WSP members collected letters supporting the funding for our DOC contract from 32 businesses in Walla Walla.
  • The Governor has called a second special session that began on May 29.  For ongoing legislative updates, check the Corrections & Law Enforcement section of the website.
  • On May 1, Business Representative Eydie Dean addressed CORE class held at the Training Center in Walla Walla.
  • On May 29, we held a statewide Labor Management Meeting  in Tukwila to discuss a number of issues at all facilities.

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