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Westside 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.

MONROE CORRECTIONAL COMPLEX
  • Our Holiday Membership Meetings for Teamsters at MCC were held on November 19. 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.
  • In November, Representative Smith conducted Union presentations for the Southwest Region and MCC Core groups.
  • In November, we filed a Demand to Bargain over changes to the Closed Loop Food Service.
  • In November, we held a Demand to Bargain for the group C assignment pay for the LPNs and Psych 4s at MCC. In attendance were LPN2s Emily Speed and Thad Hagar and Psych 4 Dr. Robert Carsrud
  • We have filed four new grievances on behalf of members at MCC.
  • On December 15, we had an LMCC to discuss the Department’s Use of Force Policy, including Deadly Use of Force.
WASHINGTON CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • Our Holiday Membership Meetings for Teamsters at WCC were held on December 9. We had good attendance and engaging discussions over a variety of issues at the meetings.
  • 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 are currently processing a grievance involving shift exchanges for COs. The grievance has been moved to arbitration.
  • We held Shop Steward elections, which resulted in 10 Shop Stewards at the facility. Stewards will assume their positions effective January 1.
  • On December 15, we had an LMCC to discuss the Department’s Use of Force Policy, including Deadly Use of Force. 
MISSION CREEK CORRECTIONS CENTER FOR WOMEN
  • Our Holiday Membership Meetings for Teamsters at MCCCW were held on November 18.
  • 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.
  • On December 15, we had an LMCC to discuss the use of respirators at the camps.
  • On December 15, we had an LMCC to discuss the Department’s Use of Force Policy, including Deadly Use of Force.
LARCH CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • 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.
  • Representative Boad is working to get the LSAC committee up and running.
  • Representative Boad is in the process of scheduling an LMCC to discuss a variety of issues at the facility.
  • Our Holiday Membership Meetings for Teamsters at LCC were held on December 3.
  • On December 15, we had an LMCC to discuss the use of respirators at the camps.
  • On December 15, we had an LMCC to discuss the Department’s Use of Force Policy, including Deadly Use of Force.
STAFFORD CREEK CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • Our Holiday Membership Meetings for Teamsters at SCCC was held on December 1.
  • 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.
  • Shop Stewards had a productive meeting with the Superintendent at SCCC to discuss a variety of issues.
  • We filed a grievance over improper letter of expectation. The Grievance Review Panel was held on November 25.
  • We held a training for Shop Stewards at the facility on December 7.  Michelle Woodrow and Dustin Lambro facilitated the training.
  • Our newly-elected Shop Stewards will start effective January 1.
  • On December 15, we had an LMCC to discuss the Department’s Use of Force Policy, including Deadly Use of Force.
CLALLAM BAY CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • We held a meeting for Shop Stewards at the facility on November 30.
  • 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.
  • Our Holiday Membership Meetings for Teamsters at CBCC was held on December 8. Attendance at the meetings was excellent.
  • On November 2, we filed a grievance involving improper bid post removal.
  • On December 15, we had an LMCC to discuss the Department’s Use of Force Policy, including Deadly Use of Force.
WASHINGTON CORRECTIONS CENTER FOR WOMEN
  • Our Holiday Membership Meetings for Teamsters at WCCW were held on November 20.
  •  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.
  • In November, we held an LMCC to discuss general issues at the facility and to meet the new Superintendent.
  • On Dec. 15 we also have an LMCC for Use of Force Policy including Deadly Use of On December 15, we had an LMCC to discuss the Department’s Use of Force Policy, including Deadly Use of Force.
OLYMPIC CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • 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.
  • Our Holiday Membership Meetings for Teamsters at OCC were held on December 9.
  • We achieved a resolution with the Department over the 17-hour shift issue on daylight savings time.  The State has agreed to give all employees who worked more than 16 hours on daylight savings time 3 hours of comp time.
  • On December 15, we had an LMCC to discuss the use of respirators at the camps.
  • On December 15, we had an LMCC to discuss the Department’s Use of Force Policy, including Deadly Use of Force.
CEDAR CREEK CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • 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.
  • Our Holiday Membership Meetings for Teamsters at CCCC were held on December 14.
  • We met with the State to discuss our Demand to Bargain over changes in working conditions involving offender property.  We will be meeting again in January to review implementation of the changes.
  • On December 15, we had an LMCC to discuss the use of respirators at the camps.
  • On December 15, we had an LMCC to discuss the Department’s Use of Force Policy, including Deadly Use of Force.

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