Good news! Lawmakers in Olympia have passed a two-year operating budget for the 2023-2025 biennium that funds the wage increases in our collective bargaining agreement.
Your wage increases were achieved through the interest arbitration process thanks to a State law our members helped pass in 2019 granting interest arbitration rights to DOC Teamsters.
The Arbitrator's award calls for a general wage increase for all DOC Teamsters of 6% effective July 1, 2023 and of 4% increase effective July 1, 2024 as well as a one-time bonus of $1500 effective July 1, 2023. The Arbitrator has also awarded range increases for more than 40 classifications.
You can view the salary schedule that lists the general wage increases as well as all of the range increases here.
I want to thank the members on our incredible bargaining committee who spent long hours and several months fighting for a fair contract during negotiations.
Thank you also to the members who participated in our DOC Lobby Day and to all of you who spoke to legislators about the need to invest in corrections employees and the valuable work you all perform.
If you have questions, please reach out to your Union Representative.
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