Post Tagged with: "DSHS-RA-JR"

Naselle members take action against proposed closure

Naselle members take action against proposed closu...

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. […]

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

Inslee budget expected to address proposed new Dep...

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 […]

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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 […]

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Area Report 10/15/15 JRA

DSHS Juvenile Rehabilitation (JRA) – As a result of supplemental bargaining we will be having Statewide UMCC’s to address concerns specific to JRA. At this point we are trying to schedule our first meeting with management. Please stay tuned for more details.

Area Report 6/15/15 - JRA

Juvenile Rehabilitation Admin (JRA) The demand to bargain meeting was held at Green Hill School on May 28, 2015. The agency’s proposal to close a ward was based on the population forecast. As a result, the agency had determined that budget cuts are necessary including the closure of one ward. […]

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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 […]

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PSERS bill moves

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 […]

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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. […]

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Hertzog (right) with Zuvich.

Time for retirement relief for those in dangerous ...

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 […]

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

Community spotlight of the week: Echo Glen “Cani...

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 […]

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