January 31, 2011

WFSE/AFSCME joins in mourning murder of Monroe Corrections Officer

The entire Federation family mourns the on-the-job murder of Teamsters Corrections Officer Jayme Biendl late Saturday while on duty alone in the chapel at the Monroe correctional complex.

A three-strikes-and-your-out inmate is suspected of strangling her. She becomes the fifth Corrections employee murdered on the job in the state's history. Community Corrections Officer Michael Erdahl was the previous tragedy, in 1985.  

The Federation and other unions have warned that budget cuts and staff cuts will have tragic results to workers and the public.

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