October 19, 2010

Three job actions in coming days: LNI counter-demonstration; Benefits board meeting; and Corrections negotiations on furloughs

You may have heard via our e-mail network, Facebook fan page and our website, but three major job actions take place starting tomorrow.

Counter-demonstration against supporters of I-1082 

The Building Industry Association of Washington is rallying at Labor and Industries Headquarters in Tumwater tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 20. The BIAW wants to hand over our workers’ compensation program to AIG and the other Wall Street giants who got us in this economic mess in the first place. And the BIAW and its ilk make no qualms about obliterating L&I and its employees, in their words, “closed down, windows shuttered, with weeds growing all over its sprawling campus.” 

Well, we’re defending that campus with a counter-demonstration. 

So join the Federation and its allies who oppose I-1082 for a counter-demonstration, 9:45 a.m., tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 20, at L&I Headquarters, 7273 Linderson Way S.W., Tumwater, WA  98501-5414. We’ll speak truth to power and counter the BIAW lies.

Benefits board meeting 

Also tomorrow, the Public Employees Benefits Board meets to discuss revising the list of providers under the Uniform Medical Plan. It’s also a chance to support the minority on the board who support affordable health care and press the board and Health Care Authority to drop its opposition to using health fund reserves to fund your health care – instead of the governor’s plan to make you pay 117 percent more for premiums.

So come out if you can. Tell the benefits board: Maintain current access! Use health reserves to save benefits!

The PEBB will meet 1-3 p.m., tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Health Care Authority – Sue Crystal Board Room, 676 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Lacey.

You can register online at http://takeaction.wfse.org so we can also keep you updated about the next PEBB meeting Nov. 17. 

Corrections negotiations on additional furloughs 

Corrections members are encouraged to turn out next Monday to support their DOC Supplemental Bargaining Team as they negotiate with management over the proposed additional furlough days under the governor’s across-the-board 6.3 percent budget cuts.

The support job action will be next Monday, Oct. 25. Show up any time between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., at DOC Headquarters, 7345 Linderson Way S.W., Tumwater.

And if you can’t attend, wear your black DOC t-shirt (the one with WFSE Council 28 Community Corrections badge on it).

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