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OVER 40 MEMBERS TURN OUT FOR INTEREST ARBITRATION HEARING; VIEW TESTIMONY HERE

Updated On: Feb 19, 2013 (09:04:00)
Thank you to the 40 or so correctional employees and their families for attending the hearing on interest arbitration bill HB 1490 before the House Labor & Workforce Development Committee yesterday in Olympia Read More...
WORKERS AT UNFI VOTE TO RATIFY 5-YEAR CONTRACT AGREEMENT; STRIKE ENDS!

Updated On: Feb 08, 2013 (08:11:00)
Early this evening, warehouse workers and drivers, represented by Teamsters Local 117, overwhelmingly voted to ratify a fully-recommended 5-year contract agreement with United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI). The contract vote, which was held after a 3:30 p.m Read More...
DOC VOTE ON UNIFORMS THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8; CHECK HERE FOR TIMES AND LOCATIONS AT YOUR FACILITY

Updated On: Feb 05, 2013 (13:03:00)
Teamsters at the Department of Corrections: As you know, following the passage of House Bill #2346 (providing that offenders could no longer “make or assemble” your uniforms) your Union demanded to bargain the impacts of the House Bill as it related to what type of uniform you would be wearing after the Bill took effect Read More...
LOCAL 117 REPORT FROM OLYMPIA - STAY INFORMED DURING SESSION AND SEE HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED!

Updated On: Feb 01, 2013 (14:38:00)
The 2013 legislative session in Olympia began on January 14 and your Local Union has been working hard to fight to prevent job loss, preserve our collective bargaining rights, defend against attacks on our workers' compensation system, and to pass interest arbitration legislation for our State's correctional employees Read More...
LOCAL 117 MEMBERS LOBBY FOR CHANGE IN OLYMPIA

Updated On: Feb 01, 2013 (09:31:00)
Over 30 members from all across our Union - public sector, private sector and the DOC - teamed up on January 31 to fight on behalf of working families on the second of four planned Local 117 lobby days this legislative session in Olympia. Correctional workers joined forces with warehouse workers on strike at United Natural Foods, Inc Read More...
COME TO OLYMPIA! IMPORTANT INTEREST ARBITRATION HEARING SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 7

Updated On: Feb 01, 2013 (14:23:00)
GREAT NEWS!  The first hearing for the House version of our interest arbitration bill (HB1490) has been scheduled! Correctional employees and their supporters need to turn out in force and pack the hearing room so that we can have the greatest possible impact on legislators on the committee.  The hearing will take place on Thursday, February 7 in the John L Read More...
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT - LOCAL 117 RESPONDS TO UNFI CEO STEVEN SPINNER

Updated On: Jan 30, 2013 (11:41:00)
Unfortunately, Mr. Spinner’s January 28 communication not only further demonstrates UNFI’s inability to accept responsibility for its unfair and unlawful treatment of its workers, but it also contains patent mistruths. UNFI workers in Auburn, WA went on strike in protest over UNFI’s repeated violation of their legal rights Read More...
GREAT NEWS! INTEREST ARBITRATION BILLS INTRODUCED IN HOUSE AND SENATE

Updated On: Jan 30, 2013 (09:32:00)
We have some great news to report out of Olympia!  Our interest arbitration bills for Local 117 correctional employees at the DOC were introduced today in both the House (HB 1490) and the Senate (SB 5387) Read More...
REMEMBERING OFFICER JAYME LEE BIENDL (1976-2011)

Updated On: Jan 28, 2013 (12:07:00)
January 29 marks the two-year anniversary of the death of Officer Jayme Lee Biendl, the Washington State correctional officer and Local 117 member who was tragically murdered in the prison chapel of the Monroe Correctional Complex in 2011. Jayme’s murder had a devastating impact on our State’s corrections’ employees Read More...
STATE CORRECTIONAL EMPLOYEES: PRISONS STILL UNSAFE

Updated On: Jan 25, 2013 (14:49:00)
KUOW has produced a feature piece, in which Sergeant Michael Boe, a Local 117 Shop Steward at Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC), discusses staff safety issues at the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the need for the Washington State Legislature to pass interest arbitration legislation.  “On midnights, there are 125 inmates to one officer Read More...
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