Exiting news from Olympia! The Senate has voted unanimously – 97 to 0 – to pass our bill (SB 6286) to extend assault benefits for correctional employees.

You can watch the floor debate and vote at www.tvw.org.

Our bill has made excellent progress because hundreds of Local 117 members have taken the time to contact their legislators through email, phone calls, or in-person visits.

At our recent Public Service Matters lobby day on February 13, we were able to speak directly with 45 out of 49 Senators about the bill. We also met with dozens of legislators in both the House and Senate at our DOC lobby day on January 25.

Thank you to all of the people who have worked so hard to pass the bill.  This is another strong indication that your voice really does make a difference!