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DOC custody staff vote to expand uniform options

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The results of the recent vote are in regarding Article 36 – Uniforms, Tool, and Equipment for DOC custody staff who are members of Teamsters 117. The vote involved whether to modify Article 36 to grant custody members the ability to wear polo shirts as a DOC uniform option. 

The vote results are as follows:

  • 1280 - Yes (I Accept)
  • 73 - No (I Reject)

With this vote, custody members will now be able to wear polo shirts as a uniform option. As with other uniform options, polo shirts will be provided by the Department at no cost to custody staff. Under the agreement, members will retain the option to wear BDU-style shirts.

This concludes a long process of negotiations over the issue with the Department. Thank you to all of the members and staff on our DOC Uniform Committee who helped negotiated the agreement.

If you have questions, please contact your Union Representative or one of the members on the Uniform Committee:

  • Elizabeth Beaber, WCCW
  • Stephen Bolinger, CRCC
  • Lloyd Bookter, CBCC
  • Reginald Braswell, CCCC
  • Edwin Gonzalez, MCC
  • Angela Henneman, SCCC
  • Corey Schmidt, WSP
  • Gordon Sprague, MCCCW
  • Jami Todd, CRCC
  • Douglas Vincent, WCC

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