The first week in May is Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).  This is a time to showcase the accomplishments of our public servants and to express our gratitude for the important services they provide.  

Our members who work in the public sector clear our streets during snow emergencies, maintain our roads, clean up our parks, and keep our communities safe. 

Too often public employees are the target of unwarranted criticism, but when disaster strikes they are the first to respond.  We need to honor them.

You can recognize the work of our public employees who are members of Teamsters 117 by:

  1. Calling the legislative hotline in Olympia at 1-800-562-6000 and telling your state senator to fund the corrections' contract;
  2. Participating in events that are planned this week to honor our public servants

MONDAY in Olympia — Teamster correctional employee Adam Westerbur of the WSP, Cheryl Steele of AHCC, Greg McCombs of CRCC, and Connie Kanehailua will be speaking at a “49 for Fairness” people’s hearing and helping to deliver thousands of petitions signed by members of the public. The hearing will be at 11 a.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the Cherberg Building on the Capitol campus.

THURSDAY in Olympia — There will be sign-waving and the delivery of petitions from Washington citizens in support of fully funding the state employee contracts. Join us at the Tivoli Fountain for this event from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

THURSDAY in Kirkland and Auburn — Sign-waving from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in support of public employees and funding their contracts at the intersections of Central Way & 6th Street in Kirkland and Harvey Road & Auburn Way in Auburn.

Contact Dustin Lambro at 206-441-4860 ext. 1262 if you would like to participate in any of these events.