We are welcoming seventy DOC Shop Stewards today for our annual meeting here at the Union hall.  

The meeting with our DOC members precedes our Shop Steward Seminar at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle tomorrow.

Members are rolling into town now. Our meeting will kick off at 12:30 P.M. after registration and lunch.

Today's agenda involves a presentation by Karen Estevenin, our Membership and Staff Development Coordinator, on how to exercise power in the workplace. We'll also be discussing how we can use Labor Management Communication Committees to engage members toward collective action.

Finally, our new Associate General Counsel, Marie Duarte, will lead the group on the Steward's Role in investigatory interviews.

Dinner will be at 6 P.M. when we will be presenting the award for the annual DOC Shop Steward of the Year. Stay tuned!