After requesting notification from the DOC regarding its position with respect to recruitment and retention pay, we have learned that the Department intends to eliminate the premium statewide.
We have not yet received a formal notification letter from the State about its intent, but as soon as we do, we will post it on our website.
Upon receiving the letter from the DOC, we will exercise our right under the arbitrator’s award to challenge the decision through the grievance and arbitration process. Our grievance, which we expect to file this Monday, July 13, will also be available on the website.
Since this is such a critical issue that impacts so many members across the state, we will make a request to the Department that we expedite the process and move the issue immediately to arbitration.
As soon as we have any more information about this issue, we will let you know.
Michelle Woodrow President and Director of Corrections & Law Enforcement
Yes, Mr. Percifield…
I figure on a straight time pay period I lost about $15.00. With the one holiday pay last check representing one overtime…I figure bout $25.00.
So $30.00 extra dollars a month cut in pay.
No…seriously…GO! Any time… We been waitin long enough…
Oh…Drove ALL over Washington State with a big canvas sign and petitions for interest in TEAMSTERSUNION to represent us. You do realize canvas is cheap I still got the stencils and I’m a pilot now!
Jasper, couldn’t have said it better myself. The only chance of us getting the retention and recruitment pay is if the 2015-2017 operating budget has it included and I believe it had to be negotiated in as a contingency. If so they have extra money assigned only to be paid as recruitment and retention pay. In that case it will come down to use it or lose it, this’d funds could not be used anywhere else in DOC or general budget. I do hope they get rid of it, it will prove to be more of a pain in the ass in the future. So this year WSP, MCC & CRCC you get .05% ($12-$16 per month depending on seniority) pay raise, that will certainly equate to a pay cut by January 1, 2016.
So how well do you expect a grievance to work when you were the ones who asked to get rid of the recruitment and retention pay in the first place? I don’t really see how you can ask to eliminate something then grieve it when they give you what you asked for…