For a sample of the representational work on behalf of Teamsters at the DOC for the month of December, check out the DOC facility news section of the website.
There has been a lot going at at the DOC in December. We held our annual holiday membership meetings at all of the facilties across the State, and we held trainings for all DOC Shop Stewards. You can view a more detailed look at our work by facility.
Keep in mind that the work described in the facility news section is not comprehensive. The section will be updated on a bi-monthly basis and can be accessed in the member center under Department of Corrections and Law Enforcement.
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Today Governor Inslee released his supplemental budget proposal for 2014. In his proposal, the Governor appropriated $5.1 million in funding for “new prison capacity”, which will fund the opening of the remaining 256-bed unit at WSP to meet the demands of rising offender case loads and to reduce crowding at existing facilities.Read more
You’ll likely recall the 2011 reports of awful working conditions in Amazon fulfillment centers in Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the United States. Temperatures in some of the company’s warehouses back east rose above 110 degrees, causing workers to collapse and seek treatment for heat exhaustion.Read more
Join us as we fight to protect and expand the rights of State Correctional Employees! We will be meeting on January 28 at 9 A.M. on the Capitol Campus. Contact Political Coordinator Dustin Lambro at 1-888-872-3489 for details.Read more
The voters have spoken. SeaTac Proposition 1 was approved and certified by King County Elections after a recount last week. But the new law, which will raise the minimum wage for thousands of low-wage workers at SeaTac Airport to $15/hr and allow workers the opportunity to earn paid sick days, is now being challenged in court.Read more
Consider how politics affects your job. As public employees, decisions about your collective bargaining rights, your job security, and your wages and benefits are made by elected officials at the County, in Olympia, and in Washington D.C.
The trouble is that politicians are heavily influenced by corporate lobbyists who don’t have your best interest at heart. In fact, big business outspends working families on politics by more than 15-1, often pushing an anti-worker agenda.Read more
In the wake of the decision by workers at Boeing to hold the line on protecting good-paying jobs and strong pensions, one state legislator from Spokane has introduced legislation called “Right to Work.” What exactly is “Right to Work” and how would it impact us?
Big businesses in Washington D.C. and our state have funded efforts in recent years to enact Right To Work (for less) laws, which prohibit Unions and employers from entering into Union security clauses – which require all workers who benefit from a contract to share in the cost of representation.Read more