If turnout at this week’s Political Action Committee (PAC) meetings in eastern Washington is any indication, our political program is alive and well. Over 60 Local 117 members, who work at DOC facilities in Walla Walla, Connell, and Spokane, turned out to help build the program and to find out how to get involved.
At the meetings, Political Action Coordinator Dustin Lambro kicked things off with an overview of the 2014 election cycle, and he encouraged members to sign up for a range of activities, including candidate interview committees, voter registration, DRIVE sign ups, and participation in this fall’s voter contact work, which involves making calls and knocking on doors of fellow Union members to support candidates who stand up for working families.Read more
Throughout the month of April and into May, we will be holding Political Action Committee meetings across the State. View a schedule of the meetings here.
At the meetings, Teresita Torres, your Union's Lobbyist, and Dustin Lambro, your Political Coordinator, will be giving an update on the outcomes from legislative session and strategizing for the coming election cycle.
- This is your opportunity to get involved and make your voice heard!
For more information, contact Dustin at 1-888-872-3489 ext. 1262. You can RSVP for the PAC meeting nearest you on the calendar section of your Union's website.
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