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Eastside DOC Report - November 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
  • Starting in November, we will be holding Holiday Membership Meetings at every facility across the State. We will be discussing upcoming contract negotiations and preparing for the 2016 legislative session. Meetings at AHCC will take place on November 18 at the Spokane Hilton Garden (Spokane Airport) at 0640, 1215, 1420, and 1540.
  • On October 2, we provided a presentation for new members at a CORE training in Walla Walla.
  • On October 13, Business Representative Humbert attended the Spokane Labor Rally along with 15 members from AHCC. Thanks to everyone who turned out to make the event a success.
  • On October 21, members and Local 117 staff met with Washington State Representatives Ricceli and Ormsby and Senator Billig in Spokane to discuss DOC-related issues.
  • On October 22, we held a vote for new Shop Stewards at the facility. The new stewards will not assume their positions until January 1, 2016. We will post the results of the vote prior to that.
COYOTE RIDGE CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • Our Holiday Membership Meetings for Teamsters at CRCC were held on November 16. We had good participation and excellent discussion about upcoming Lobby Day in January and the coming legislative session.
  • We will be holding our 2016 Lobby Day event for DOC Teamsters on Tuesday, January 26. We will be meeting with legislators to discuss several issues, including extending assault benefits for WA State correctional employees. You can register for this event here.
  • We held a training for Shop Stewards on November 16. Michelle Woodrow, Karen Estevenin and Dustin Lambro facilitated the training.
  • We filed a grievance involving an improper bid pull in November. We held the Step 1 grievance meeting and will be moving the grievance to Step 2.
 WASHINGTON STATE PENITENTIARY
  • On November 3, Business Representative Humbert met with newly-elected Shop Stewards at WSP.
  • On November 3, Business Representative Humbert participated in a Nurse Staffing Committee meeting at the facility. 
  • On November 19, Business Representative Humbert participated in an investigatory interview with members at the facility.
  • On November 20, Representative Humbert participated in a termination hearing and 2 Step 1 grievance hearings at the facility.
  • Our Holiday Membership Meeting was held on December 3 at the Courtyard Marriott.
  • We will be holding our 2016 Lobby Day event for DOC Teamsters on Tuesday, January 26. We will be meeting with legislators to discuss several issues, including extending assault benefits for WA State correctional employees. You can register for this event here.

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