This week, we started the interest arbitration process to address unresolved issues in our collective bargaining agreement for the 2023-2025 biennium. The state continues to present witnesses to erode long-standing protections you have had as state workers. DOC is making proposals that no other state worker will experience. 

See for yourself DOC's regressive proposals here:


Please contact Sean Murphy and Cheryl Strange immediately and tell them to retract their damaging testimony on removing sick leave as hours of work. You can call DOC headquarters directly at 360-725-8213 or send your emails to [email protected] and [email protected].

Tell them sick leave, as guaranteed under Article 16 of our contract, is essential to you and your family. Please contact them now!

You can view a short video recap on the arbitration hearing below:


Our interest arbitration hearing will conclude in the middle of next week. At that time, I will update you on what we can expect moving forward.

Sarena Davis

About Sarena Davis

Representing: LCC, WCC, SWRBO