The Stand

State Corrections employees picket for contract funding

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

The following is from Teamsters Local 117:


ibt-117-doc-video_frontTeamster corrections employees will raise informational pickets at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe and the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla on Thursday, June 11 from 12 to 4 p.m. to demand that the Legislature pass a budget that funds their contract and avoids a government shutdown.

A government shutdown would lead to widespread layoffs at the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) if the Legislature does not pass a budget by June 30. The DOC has estimated that as many as 2,800 correctional employees could be subject to temporary layoffs in the event of a government shutdown.

TAKE A STAND!  Union members and community supporters are invited to support DOC workers at these informational pickets from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday at Monroe Correctional Complex, across from the Chevron Station, 17025 W Main St. in Monroe and at the Washington State Penitentiary in front of the DOC Training Center, 1415 W. Pine in Walla Walla.

The DOC recently signed a contract with the private prison GEO group to transfer inmates out-of-state to alleviate overcrowding in Washington prisons. Correctional employees say that more revenue is needed so that the DOC can responsibly house offenders in Washington State.

Short URL: https://www.thestand.org/?p=41093

Posted by on Jun 10 2015. Filed under STATE GOVERNMENT. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

WASHINGTON IS A UNION STATE!

Washington state is UNION STRONG!

CLICK HERE to find out why, and how YOU can get started forming a Union at your workplace!

Log in | Designed by Gabfire themes