Jun 21, 2017

No shutdown! No layoffs at DOC!

A government shutdown is becoming a very real possibility. If the legislature does not pass a budget by June 30, thousands of corrections employees could get laid off.

May 10, 2017

Thank you Teamster nurses!

Our Teamster nurses, at the Department of Corrections and the Washington State Nurses Association, perform incredibly challenging work, and it's time to thank them.

May 04, 2017

Where things stand on the budget in Olympia

I want to update you on where things stand with the budget in Olympia. We had some good news during the regular legislative session when both the House and Senate included funding for our DOC contract in their budget proposals. The Governor had released his budget earlier, which also proposed funding our contract.

Mar 27, 2017

House funds our DOC legislative agenda

Today, the House Democrats released their 2017-2019 Operating Budget proposal, and I am pleased to report it fully funds our collective bargaining agreement for Teamsters at the Department of Corrections.