The Pierce County Central Labor Council is hosting a Labor Neighbor-style walk this Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to collect signatures in the effort to recall the county Assessor-Treasurer Dale Washam. Union members that want to participate in Saturday’s effort should meet at the IBEW Hall, 3049 S. 36th St. in Tacoma, at 10 a.m.
“Dale Washam has created a hostile working environment for our Brothers and Sisters who work in the Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer’s office,” said PCCLC Secretary-Treasurer Patty Rose. “His discrimination of workers and unjust terminations have cost Pierce County taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars, and with four lawsuits pending, could cost up to $6 million, money which could be better used providing needed services in our county.”
“That’s why the Pierce County Central Labor Council is one of many organizations supporting the recall effort,” she added.
In its editorial, “Recall Washam and end his abuse of staff, taxpayers,” the (Tacoma) News Tribune wrote, “Washam is unfit for public office and doesn’t have enough sense to know it, a dangerous combination.”
He has abused his authority repeatedly, berating employees for no good reason and retaliating against those who dare complain. His single-minded drive to discredit the former assessor-treasurer and to wreak vengeance on those who committed the crime of working in the office before he arrived has squandered thousands of taxpayer dollars and exposed the county to the possible loss of millions more.
Download Saturday’s event flier, or if you have any questions, contact the PCCLC Political Coordinator Nathe Lawver at 253-973-3765.