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Westside DOC Report - February 2014

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.

MONROE CORRECTIONAL COMPLEX
  • On 1/5, we had our contract demands meetings at MCC.  Issues discussed at the meetings included interest arbitration and upcoming contract negotiations. 
  • On 1/28, several MCC members attended our Teamsters Lobby Day in Olympia.  We met with our legislators to discuss prison overcrowding, a PSERS bill for DOC medical staff, among other issues.
  • On 1/27, Representative Manning participated in Specialized Units Staffing Policy bargaining at the Teamsters Building in Tukwila.  No agreement was reached and the negotiation session ended with the Union agreeing to provide a counter proposal.
  • The issuing of custody staff uniforms has been has been nearly completed at MCC.  The warehouse handled the collection of the old uniforms while at the same time handing out the initial issue of the new custody shirts and pants through mid-January.  Now that the majority of staff have picked up their new uniforms, all future uniform pick-ups will be done at the laundry area at TRU where Carl Weeks will assist members with their needs.
  • In preparation for the upcoming Demand to Bargain over the DOC’s intention to consolidate the Statewide Pharmacy operations into one location, Representative Manning met with the Pharmacy staff to update them as well as discuss member participation in the negotiations.  The group agreed on the two members who will be part of the Union’s Bargaining Committee over this topic.  Stay tuned for more information in March or April.
WASHINGTON CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • On 1/28, three members from WCC attended our DOC Teamsters Lobby Day. We met with legislators to discuss safety and security issues, prison overcrowding, and the need to pass a PSERS bill that would benefit DOC medical staff. 
  • On 1/31, Sergeant Terry Cook testified in a hearing in Olympia in support of Representative Schmick’s bill (HB2425) designed to study staffing levels at DOC.
  • On 2/12, Representative Davis participated in a meeting with the Sergeants and the Superintendent to discuss workload issues.
  • On 2/21, we will be having our contract demands meetings at WCC in the Training Room.  Your participation in these meetings is important!  Please check your bulletin board or your Union’s website for exact times and locations.
MISSION CREEK CORRECTIONS CENTER FOR WOMEN
  • On 1/27, Business Representative Sarena Davis met with management in an LMCC to discuss safety and security concerns, workload issues, and work outside of your job classification.
  • On 2/7, we had our contract demands meetings at MCCCW.  At the meetings, we discussed interest arbitration and upcoming contract negotiations.
LARCH CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • On 1/28, several LCC members participated in our Teamster Lobby Day. We met with legislators to discuss safety and security issues, prison overcrowding, and the need to pass a PSERS bill that would benefit DOC medical staff. 
  • On 2/3, Director of Corrections Michelle Woodrow visited the facility to meet with classification counselors and the superintendent to discuss evidence-based programming and a variety of other issues.
  • We successfully achieved two new classification counselors position. Those positions were put up for bid and have been filled.
  • On February 18, we will be having our contract demands meetings at LCC.  Your participation in these meetings is important!  Please check your bulletin board for exact times and locations.
STAFFORD CREEK CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • On 1/28, seven members from SCCC attended our Teamsters Lobby Day.  During our visits, Senator Hargrove said that he wanted to take a tour of the facility with Sergeants Ronny Matsen and Sergeant Greg Judd.
  • On 2/3, Representative Davis visited the facility to meet with members.
  • On 2/19, we will be having our contract demands meetings in the Training Room at SCCC.  Your participation in these meetings is important!  Please check your bulletin board for exact times and locations.
  • On 2/20, Representative Davis has scheduled an LMCC to discuss issues related to medical staff and other general issues. 
CLALLAM BAY CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • On 1/28, three members from CBCC attended our Teamsters Lobby Day. We met with legislators to discuss safety and security issues, prison overcrowding, and the need to pass a PSERS bill that would benefit DOC medical staff. 
  • On 1/31, Representative Davis visited the facility to discuss safety and security concerns with members and possible remedies.
  • On 2/13, we had our contract demands meetings at CBCC.  Topics for discussion included interest arbitration and upcoming contract negotiations.
  • On 2/13, Representative Davis met with management in an LMCC to discuss general issues at the facility.
WASHINGTON CORRECTIONS CENTER FOR WOMEN
  • On 1/28, several WCCW members participated in our Teamster Lobby Day. .  We met with legislators to discuss safety and security issues, prison overcrowding, and the need to pass a PSERS bill that would benefit DOC medical staff. 
  • Thank you to Officer Tyrrell Baker who testified in support of Representative Schmick’s bill (HB 2425) that called for a study of DOC staffing levels.
  • On 3/5, we will be having our contract demands meeting at WCCW.  Your participation in these meetings is important!  Please check your bulletin board for exact times and locations.
  • We have two LMCC meetings scheduled in March; one with health services, and the other to discuss general issues at the facility.
  • The BFOQ arbitration that was scheduled for February had to be changed to March 14.
OLYMPIC CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • On 2/11, we had our contract demands meetings at OCC.  Issues discussed included interest arbitration and upcoming contract negotiations.
  • On 1/28, one member from OCC attended our DOC Teamsters Lobby Day. We met with legislators to discuss safety and security issues, prison overcrowding, and the need to pass a PSERS bill that would benefit DOC medical staff.  
CEDAR CREEK CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • On 1/28, Jessica Anderson, Amy Goody, James Erwick attended our Teamsters Lobby Day. We met with legislators to discuss safety and security issues, prison overcrowding, and the need to pass a PSERS bill that would benefit DOC medical staff. 
  • On 1/31, we held our contract demands meeting at CCCC.  Issues discussed at the meetings included interest arbitration and upcoming contract negotiations. 
  • We have a Westside Grievance Review Panel scheduled for the end of the month.  Outstanding Step 2 grievances at CCCC will be heard at that time.

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