Tag: DSHS-RA-JR

News

Naselle members take action against proposed closure

One of the shocking and disappointing parts of the governor’s otherwise commendable budget plan released last week was the proposed closure of the Naselle Youth Camp in Pacific County. The governor would move the 76 youthful offenders to Echo Glen Children’s Center in Snoqualmie and Green Hill School in Chehalis. But Local 2263 member wasted …

News

Inslee budget expected to address proposed new Department of Children, Youth and Families

The governor’s budget proposal due out next week is also supposed to address the unanimous recommendation from his Blue Ribbon Commission to form a new Department of Children, Youth and Families. The recommendation has been the subject of several interim legislative committee hearings in November and last week. The proposed new agency would bring Children’s …

Negotiators Reports

Area Report – DSHS RA JR 4/2016

DSHS RA/JR DTB – Graveyard Staffing Reduction. Management notification of intent to reduce graveyard staffing two (2) days per week at six (6) of the eight (8) JR Community Facilities effective 4/1/16. We filed a cease and desist demand along with a demand to bargain notification, communicating we had received improper notice. Management agreed to …

Negotiators Reports

Area Report 3/15/15 (Desselle)

Juvenile Rehabilitation The Union team participated on a phone conference with management to review and clarify language on the Directive, Policy and Supplemental Questionnaire regarding PREA and employment. The Union was pleased to find that management was mindful of the contract, due process and Just Cause in its interpretation of the policy language.

News

PSERS bill moves

Thanks to your calls and e-mails to members of the House Appropriations Committee, that influential budget-writing committee on Wednesday (Feb. 25) passed out HB 1718 (http://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1718&year=2015) , the bill Expanding the Public Safety Employees Retirement System (PSERS) to cover institutions workers in dangerous jobs. HB 1718 now goes to the House Rules Committee, which schedules …

Negotiators Reports

Area Report 2/15/15 (Desselle)

DSHS Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (JRA) The Union team participated on a phone conference with management to review and clarify language on the Directive, Policy and Supplemental Questionnaire regarding PREA and employment. It was a relief to discover that Management’s intent in regard to Just Cause was the same as ours. Employees will have due process …

News

Time for retirement relief for those in dangerous institutions jobs

Telling the stories of colleagues who’ve been injured at a young age with decades left before retirement age, Local 793 member Rick Hertzog on Wednesday (Feb. 11) urged retirement relief for those like him who work in dangerous jobs in state institutions. “And I want them when they reach my age to be able to …

Community

Community spotlight of the week: Echo Glen “Canine Connections”

Another way our Local 341 members at Echo Glen Children’s Center in Snoqualmie are reaching out to the community to make a difference in their mission to give youthful offenders a second chance on a new track in life: As profiled recently on KING TV in Seattle and KREM TV in Spokane: Canine Connections is …