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Westside DOC Report - October 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
  • Representative Manning participated in GRP (grievance review panel) at MCC on October 22-23.
  • Although negotiations for a successor Collective Bargaining Agreement has generally concluded, the demand to bargain over the application of the Specialized Units Staffing Policy was not resolved in contract negotiations.  We met again with the Department on September 22 and through further discussions determined that we are at impasse.  Accordingly, a tentative mediation date has been set for November 24.  If mediation does not close the differences we have with DOC, the matter would move to interest arbitration.  Stay tuned.
  • The demand to bargain over the statewide pharmacy consolidation has been completed and the staff has been set.  Your Union is continuing to monitor the consolidation; many things remain to be worked through as this is a newly-designed facility and the filing of orders for statewide distribution is somewhat new.  There have been bumps along the way such as the correct drugs and quantity of drugs being shipped, so there may be more news coming forward on this topic.
  • At MCC there has been much consternation around the interest arbitration award due to the fact that the arbitrator’s ruling provides some discretion to the department on maintaining recruitment and retention pay at the facilities where it applies to specific classifications.  Your Union held a series of meetings on Tuesday, October 21 to explain the interest arbitration process, how we got to where we are now, and what the potential future outcomes may be.  The meetings were attended by several members, some who expressed disappointment and frustration along with others who were simply seeking information on how the award actually applied to them.  Keep an eye on your Union’s website for continuing updates on where we are in the process and what you can do push to get the award funded by the state legislature.  More work is certain to be needed so get ready for action!
  • Our holiday membership meetings are scheduled for December 2 in the Jimmie Evans Performance Center.  Times are 0630, 0900, 1200, 1430, 1700.  We will be discussing the interest arbitration award, upcoming legislative session, the statewide performance audit at DOC, and issues at your facility.  We will also be screening our interest arbitration video at the meetings.
  • Copies of the new issue of your Guardian newsletter were mailed out to your Shop Stewards on October 24.   You can access your newsletter online. To request a hard copy, talk to your Shop Steward or Business Representative. 
WASHINGTON CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • Representative Davis met with management on October 29 to discuss our grievance over shift exchanges.
  • Your Union has filed a demand to bargain over transportation per diem.  We are in the process of scheduling a meeting date with the Department to discuss this issue.
  • Our holiday membership meetings are scheduled for December 10 in the Assembly Room.  Times are 0620, 1200, 1300, 1420, 1530.  We will be discussing the interest arbitration award, upcoming legislative session, the statewide performance audit at DOC, and issues at your facility.  We will also be screening our interest arbitration video at the meetings.
  • Copies of the new issue of your Guardian newsletter were mailed out to your Shop Stewards on October 24.   You can access your newsletter online. To request a hard copy, talk to your Shop Steward or Business Representative. 
MISSION CREEK CORRECTIONS CENTER FOR WOMEN
  • Our holiday membership meetings are scheduled for December 11 in the Ramirez Building.  Times are 0620, 1200, 1300, 1420, 1530.  We will be discussing the interest arbitration award, upcoming legislative session, the statewide performance audit at DOC, and issues at your facility.  We will also be screening our interest arbitration video at the meetings.
  • Copies of the new issue of your Guardian newsletter were mailed out to your Shop Stewards on October 24.   You can access your newsletter online. To request a hard copy, talk to your Shop Steward or Business Representative.
  • On September 4, Representative Davis met with the Department for an LMCC at the facility.  We were able to resolve several issues brought to the table. 
LARCH CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • Copies of the new issue of your Guardian newsletter were mailed out to your Shop Stewards on October 24.   You can access your newsletter online. To request a hard copy, talk to your Shop Steward or Business Representative.
  • Our holiday membership meetings are scheduled for November 19 in the Visit Room. Times are 0620, 1230, and 1410.  We will be discussing the interest arbitration award, upcoming legislative session, the statewide performance audit at DOC, and issues at your facility.  We will also be screening our interest arbitration video at the meetings.
  •  Shop Steward Bean and Shop Steward Gross have been working on several issues to include assisting staff who have been bypassed for overtime, bringing attention to the impacts of leaving a CC3 position vacant for an extended amount of time, and assisting staff during their evaluation process.  Please thank them for all their hard work!
STAFFORD CREEK CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • Our holiday membership meetings are scheduled for December 15 in the Training Room.  Times are 0620, 1200, 1300, 1420, 1530.  We will be discussing the interest arbitration award, upcoming legislative session, the statewide performance audit at DOC, and issues at your facility.  We will also be screening our interest arbitration video at the meetings.
  • Your Union has filed a statewide demand to bargain over classification counselors working out of class.  Through the demand to bargain, classification counselors now have a choice of whether or not to stay in the pod during place safety musters.  They can also elect to remain in their office during muster.  They should notify custody officers if there is any disturbance during that hour.
  • Representative Davis has scheduled an LMCC for November 10 to discuss issues involving medical staff.
  • Copies of the new issue of your Guardian newsletter were mailed out to your Shop Stewards on October 24.   You can access your newsletter online. To request a hard copy, talk to your Shop Steward or Business Representative. 
CLALLAM BAY CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • Our holiday membership meetings are scheduled for November 19 in the Visit Room.  Times are 0620, 1130, 1300, 1420, 1530.  We will be discussing the interest arbitration award, upcoming legislative session, the statewide performance audit at DOC, and issues at your facility.  We will also be screening our interest arbitration video at the meetings.
  • Representative Davis has scheduled a tentative LMCC for November 13. Discussions will involve human resources and the payroll department.
  • Representative Davis visited the facility on October 27.
  • Representative Davis is working to resolve two outstanding grievances at the facility. One involves an issue in the medical department; the other involves an improper hiring and appointment.
  • Copies of the new issue of your Guardian newsletter were mailed out to your Shop Stewards on October 24.   You can access your newsletter online. To request a hard copy, talk to your Shop Steward or Business Representative. 
WASHINGTON CORRECTIONS CENTER FOR WOMEN
  • Copies of the new issue of your Guardian newsletter were mailed out to your Shop Stewards on October 24.   You can access your newsletter online. To request a hard copy, talk to your Shop Steward or Business Representative.
  • Our holiday membership meetings are scheduled for December 11 in M Building. The times are 0620, 1230, 1410, and 1630.  We will be discussing the interest arbitration award, upcoming legislative session, the statewide performance audit at DOC, and issues at your facility.  We will also be screening our interest arbitration video at the meetings.
  • On October 7, Michelle Woodrow, Director of Corrections and Law Enforcement, attended an LMCC in Health Services to discuss the effects of the implementation of the new centralized pharmacy.
  • On October 9, there was an LMCC where your shop stewards discussed the AC Cook Lunch periods and 8 hour shifts, restricted keys, and relief when staff are scheduled for training. 
OLYMPIC CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • Our holiday membership meetings are scheduled for November 18 in the Training Room.  Times are 0620, 1200, 1300, 1420, 1530.  We will be discussing the interest arbitration award, upcoming legislative session, the statewide performance audit at DOC, and issues at your facility.  We will also be screening our interest arbitration video at the meetings.
  • Representative Davis is working to resolve an ongoing reasonable accommodation issue at the facility
  • Representative Davis visited the facility on October 28.
  • Copies of the new issue of your Guardian newsletter were mailed out to your Shop Stewards on October 24.   You can access your newsletter online. To request a hard copy, talk to your Shop Steward or Business Representative. 
CEDAR CREEK CORRECTIONS CENTER
  • Copies of the new issue of your Guardian newsletter were mailed out to your Shop Stewards on October 24.   You can access your newsletter online. To request a hard copy, talk to your Shop Steward or Business Representative.
  • Our holiday membership meetings are scheduled for December 11.  We will be discussing the interest arbitration award, upcoming legislative session, the statewide performance audit at DOC, and issues at your facility.  We will also be screening our interest arbitration video at the meetings.

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