Michelle Woodrow

Brothers and Sisters -

I hope your 2020 is off to a great start! For our Union, there's a lot going on, and I wanted to make sure you're up to speed.

As you may know, this is a contract negotiations year for DOC Teamsters. In May, we'll begin negotiations over your 2021-2023 collective bargaining agreement. 

To prepare for negotiations, we'll be sending out Contract Surveys to all DOC employees who are members of Teamsters 117 soon. 

We will also be holding Contract Proposal Meetings starting in March. You can find a complete list of the meeting dates, times, and locations for your facility here.

The surveys and the meetings are opportunities for you to provide feedback so that your Union Negotiations Committee can head to the bargaining table armed with meaningful proposals based on member priorities.

Before negotiations kick off this year, we'll be holding our Lobby Day event in Olympia. Over 200 members are planning to join us on February 12-13 to educate legislators on the critical public safety work you do and to hold politicians accountable to legislative issues that are important to DOC members and their families.

You can view a list of our Lobby Day priorities and information about some of the bills we've been working on in Olympia this legislative session here.

Thank you for your service to our communities. 

Please stay safe.



Michelle Woodrow
President and Executive Director