November 10, 2010

L&I members take on quotas

A delegation of WFSE/AFSCME members from Labor and Industries met with the governor’s office Monday over the quota issue.

L&I management issued goals on enforcement activities, apparently even threatening discipline for failing to meet quotas.

This practice violates the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

So the L&I members appealed to the governor’s office, which listened and promised action. A report-back meeting is possible.

The members participating in the meeting were: Steve Halpain, Local 1221, Spokane; Beth Mason, Local 976, Seattle; Ronni Caudle, Local 976, Seattle; Mario Haynes, Local 53, Olympia; and Joe Michielli, Local 976, Seattle. They were joined by James Dannen, WFSE/AFSCME council representative, and Federation President Carol Dotlich.

Meanwhile, the members have designed signs and buttons and plan more job actions over the quota issue.

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