The State's final economic proposal for the 2021-2023 biennium is a 3% wage reduction for all DOC Teamsters. Although we understand the pandemic's forecasted impact on the State budget, this proposal is absolutely unacceptable and represents a grave disservice to DOC families.

Our Union's negotiations committee unanimously recommends that you VOTE NO!

A NO vote by a majority of the membership will trigger the interest arbitration process. With interest arbitration, we will have an opportunity to present our case in a hearing before a neutral, third-party arbitrator who, after considering evidence presented by both sides, will issue an arbitration award. That award will be contingent on approval of the State Legislature. 

Please review the documents listed below AND attend one of the contract update meetings to understand why we are recommending a NO vote. The documents below will also be mailed to your home address on file with the union.

You can view a short video update from our Union's negotiations committee below:


Please review these documents carefully before you vote on your contract.


Please attend one of our Contract Update Meetings held via Zoom on August 19 and August 27, 2020. In these meetings, we will discuss the State's proposal and explain why we are recommending a NO vote. You'll have an opportunity to ask questions and to inform yourself about the upcoming interest arbitration process. You must register in advance to attend one of these meetings. To register, click on one of the links below.

August 19, 2020 - Contract Update Meetings

August 27, 2020 - Contract Update Meetings


Voting is being conducted two ways: (1) by telephone or (2) through the internet. You may only vote by one (1) method. The telephonic and online internet polls open at 8:00 AM on Monday, August 24, 2020, and close at 5:00 PM on Friday, August 28, 2020.

To Vote By Phone:

  1. Dial: 1-888-349-7030
  2. Enter your PIN (your Department of Corrections Employee ID Number).

To Vote By Internet:

  1. Go to:
  2. Enter your PIN (your Department of Corrections Employee ID Number).

In order to vote, you need your Department of Corrections Employee ID number, which will be your PIN for telephonic and online voting. If you cannot find your Department of Corrections Employee ID number, please contact the office at 1-888-872-3489 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Only active members have the right to vote. Non-members are not eligible to vote. If you have questions about this contract vote and the changes proposed, please attend a contract information meeting or talk to your Negotiating Committee members and/or your Union Representative.