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WASHINGTON FEDERATION OF STATE
JUNE 2009
Details, 6 & 7.
EMPLOYEES/AFSCME Council 28•AFL-CIO
WASHINGTON
State Employee
©
Remembering
WFSE/AFSCME Vice President
Howard
Ocobock
1947-2009
See below and page 4.
‘Fight now and
fi ght to win!’
Mourners gather June 15 in Yakima as Ocobock is laid to rest with full
military honors.
-- Howard Ocobock message to members, March 2009.

‘A gentle soul, he is at peace’

Hundreds gathered in Yakima June 15 to pay their respects to Howard Ocobock,

WFSE/AFSCME’s vice presi- dent, who died June 6. More than half the attend-

ees were WFSE/AFSCME members from all across the state.

After a moving funeral service, Ocobock was laid to rest at Keith and Keith Cemetery with full military honors conducted by William Wharton Post No. 379 of the

Veterans of Foreign Wars. Ocobock served 30 years in the United States Navy, National Guard and Naval Reserve.

See OCOBOCK, page 4

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DOC members vote WFSE/AFSCME

Department of Corrections members in Com- munity Corrections, Pine Lodge, Ahtanum View and elsewhere have rejected efforts to give up their WFSE/AFSCME representation and contract after votes were counted May 22 at the Public Employ- ment Relations Commission in Olympia.

See DOC, page 3

AT RIGHT: Gov. Chris Gregoire signs ESHB 1792 on May 7, giving CCOs greater search and seizure authority. Looking on are Ton John- son, Local 308 and WFSE/AFSCME Lobbyist Matt Zuvich (far right).

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Fight for health care reform heats up

WFSE/AFSCME members (above) joined some 3,500 marchers for the massive “Health Care for All” rally in downtown Seattle May 30 to win national health care reform as several good—and

bad—proposals make their way through the U.S. Congress. The bottom line: We need the choice of a public plan that will help contain costs, increase competition and provide us all with options for quality, affordable health care.

To keep current on this summer’s health care legislation fi ght— including actions you can take--go to www.wfse.org > Action Center. Most local websites should have links, too.

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Contract ratifi cation -- 3 Demands to bargain on layoffs -- 3 Scholarship winners 2009 -- 8 Shared leave requests -- 2 - 3

UNION NEWS

SPECIAL NOTICE

Executive Board Meeting - July 18, 2009

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS - Article XV, Section 2 - Should a vacancy occur in the office of the

Vice-President, Secretary or Trea-

surer between the biennial Conven- tions, such vacancies shall be filled

by a majority vote of the Executive Board.

Duties of Vice-President:

Article X, Section 2 - The Vice-

President shall actively assist the President in conducting the business

of the Council in every way possible.

In the absence of the President, the

Vice-President shall preside at all

meetings and perform all duties oth-

erwise performed by the President.

Nominations and Election of an

Interim Vice-President will be held at

the July 18, 2009 Executive Board Meeting. The meeting will be held

at the Doubletree SeaTac Hotel

beginning at 9:30 a.m. If you plan

on nominating someone as Vice- President, please make sure they

will accept the nomination and if

they cannot be present for the elec-

tion that they send a signed letter accepting the nomination. If there are any questions regard- ing the process please contact Sue Keller at the Council Headquarters

office, 1-800-562-6002.

Governor signs key bills

Bills to bring transparency to WMS, keep state parks

open, boost DOC search and seizure powers now law

Photo of search and seizure bill signing (ESHB 1792) on page 1.

UNION NEWS SPECIAL NOTICE Executive Board Meeting - July 18, 2009 SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS -
UNION NEWS SPECIAL NOTICE Executive Board Meeting - July 18, 2009 SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS -

Gov. Chris Gregoire signs the WFSE/AFSCME-initiated WMS trans- parency bill (ESHB 2049) May 18. Looking on are WFSE/AFSCME President Carol Dotlich and the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Larry Seaquist, D-26th District. For more details and the roll call, see page 7.

UNION NEWS SPECIAL NOTICE Executive Board Meeting - July 18, 2009 SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS -

The governor thanks WFSE/AFSCME Statewide Parks Local 1466 President Brian Yearout after signing SHB 2339, the “opt out” funding plan to keep state parks open. TOP: The bills’s sponsor, Rep. Lynn Kessler, D-24th District (far right) looks on May 15. For more details and the roll call, see page 7.

RTC contract team forms
RTC contract
team forms

The bargaining team for Renton Technical Col-

lege met June 2 to plan negotiation strategy on

their 2009-2011 contract. RTC bargains under

a different law than all other WFSE/AFSCME

members. Their bargaining cycle varies from contract to contract. From left: WFSE/AFSCME Labor Advocate Kurt Spiegel, chief negotiator; Ed Arndt; Michelle Canzano; Jennifer Rock; and WFSE/AFSCME Labor Advocate Banks Evans, second chair.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:

The May issue of the

Washington State Employee

was disturbing to the parole

staff in our Spokane office of

Juvenile Rehabilitation Admin-

istration. This was not for any

criticism of the reporting, but

for the symbolism of what was

reported.

The photo of Naselle staff holding up signs opposing

cuts to the JRA Institutions

has front-page prominence,

while the cut to almost 40

percent of our caseload through the elimination of

Enhanced Parole was given a

small paragraph on Page 3.

Although WFSE preached

a policy of all of us stand-

ing up for each other, we in

Juvenile Parole feel that the unequal organizing and advo-

cacy within JRA is symbolized by the issue’s layout.

After all the talk about

closing Naselle Youth Camp or Green Hill School or the Community Facilities, and all the organized opposition to such cuts from those com-

munities, suddenly with a few weeks to go in the session,

more than a third of the parole

cases were offered up. By whom? Why did the union apparently agree to this?

Those who live and work

together in those communi- ties had a great advantage in

their ability to organize. We in juvenile parole around the state are diffuse and isolated, and need the union perhaps

even more to protect our jobs. What happened to let both us

and our kids down like this?

The same community

safety issues that were so

well presented by WFSE to mitigate the DOC cuts also

apply to JRA. Was there one hotline bulletin urging mem- bers to rally or call against the elimination of Enhanced

Parole? The risk assessment

tool classifying these kids as

low risk should be buried, as

two of my former Enhanced Parolees now are.

For too long this union’s advocacy within JRA has

been mainly focused on the

residential side. With certain

structural changes within

WFSE, that is now chang- ing. This letter is respectfully

submitted in the hope that

WFSE shares what I know were good reasons for legisla- tive strategy. I appreciate the

unity we had in the June 3rd JRA UMCC meeting. I am

inspired by the passion and dedication my JRA comrades

showed there. Let’s make the

future even more united and open.

Morton Alexander,

Local 1221

Juvenile Rehabilitation Community Counselor, JRA/DSHS

   
 

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SHARED LEAVE

REQUESTS

If you’ve been approved to receive

shared leave by your agency or institu-

tion, you can place a notice here. Once

you’ve been approved by your agency

or institution, WFSE/AFSCME can place your shared leave request here

and online. E-mail the editor at tim@

wfse.org. Or call 1-800-562-6002.

• The following could use a donation

of eligible unused annual leave or sick leave or all or part of your personal holiday:

Misty Sanchez, a financial services specialist in the Yakima Customer Service Center of DSHS, is caring for

her son who is undergoing treatment for

a brain tumor in a Seattle hospital. She

will soon exhaust all leave. Contact:

Connie Weedin at (509) 225-7931.

Julie Byrd, a workers compensation adjudicator 4 with the Department of Labor and Industries in Tumwater and a member of Local 443, is on leave to care for her son who is undergoing

treatment for a tumor in a Seattle hos-

pital. Contact Candy Peppard at (360)

902-5705.

Elizabeth Duncan, a health insurance benefits specialist with the state Health Care Authority in Lacey and a member of Local 443, is caring for her seriously

ill husband and is in need of share leave. Contact: Patti Scherer-Abear at

(360) 923-2734.

Tawnette Harris, a Community Correc-

tions officer 2 in Tacoma and a member of Local 53, faces upcoming surgery that will require three to eight weeks of

cisco at (360) 413-5421 or Diana White at (360) 413-5407.

Elizabeth Omosemofa, a custodian at the University of Washington and a

member of Local 1488, is still recover- ing from injuries suffered when a car

struck her about four months ago. She

is in desperate need of shared leave.

Contact: your human resources office.

Allison Curry, a program coordinator at Eastern Washington University in

Cheney and a member of Local 931,

is in need of shared leave because of migraines and is caring for her husband

who is awaiting a kidney transplant. Contact: the EWU payroll office at (509)

359-4810.

Ward Weaver, a social worker 4 at the Pierce South CSO (DSHS) and a member of Local 1181, is on long-term

medical leave and in need of shared

recovery time. Contact: Bonnie Fran-

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June 2009

UNION NEWS

UNION NEWS WFSE/AFSCME’s DSHS Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration Union Management Communications Committee gathers June 3 to prep

WFSE/AFSCME’s DSHS Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration Union Management Communications Committee gathers June 3 to prep for talks on proposed cuts in JRA, including several institutions and Enhanced Parole Services.

Demands to bargain fi led on layoffs

As expected, the union

continues to fi le demands to bargain with several agencies over the impacts of proposed layoffs. The goal is to mitigate budget cuts and reduce the number of WFSE/AFSCME- represented state employees who actually have to lose their job. Agencies have notifi ed WFSE/AFSCME of some 259 layoff notices so far, including in the Department of Social and Health Services, Depart- ment of Natural Resources, Department of Fish and

Wildlife, Parks, Department of Health and Department of Labor and Industries. Of those, several have gotten other options and will not lose their jobs.

The union has fi led numer-

ous demands to bargain impacts of proposed reduc- tions. Included: Closure of Unit 2 at Pine Lodge Correc- tions Center for Women in Medical Lake, affecting 30 staff; proposed elimination of the Enhanced Parole program in DSHS Juvenile Rehabilita-

tion Administration; reduc- tions at Maple Lane School, Green Hill School and Echo Glen Children’s Center (JRA); closure of a living unit at Rainier School; “organization- al” changes at Fircrest School; expedited closure of Ward S-3 at Western State Hospital; among many others. “We are fi ling demands to bargain everywhere to fi ght layoffs in every venue,” WFSE/AFSCME Executive Director Greg Devereux said. Watch for details through- out the summer.

BRIEFLY
BRIEFLY

Ratifi cation vote results

At press time June 17, the re-negotiated General Government contract had just been ratifi ed, 3,884-369. Everett CC (70-0), EWU BU I (92-18), EWU BU II (10-0), WWU (111-14) and UW Police Management (6-1) all had rati- fi ed. For all results that came in after June 17, go to wfse.org > Contract Center.

Steering committee

forming on CWS pilots

A teleconference of mem- bers in DSHS Child Welfare Services took place June 6 to get out front on the legisla- tively mandated privatization pilot projects.

WFSE/AFSCME is form- ing a steering committee to assist with our representation on the Transformation Design Committee. If you’re interest- ed, e-mail Jeanine Livingston at jeaninel@wfse.org. A secure CWS Privatiza- tion blog has been set up; to request an invite to join, go to www.wfse.org > blogs > CWS Privatization Blog. WFSE/AFSCME mem- bers worked to mitigate the impact on CWS employees and the children and fami- lies they serve. But it’s still troubling. Activities will continue and culminate in a decision on whether to terminate, continue or expand the pilots in 2015.

DD case resource manager

settlement update

It’s been frustrating, but word from the third-party administrator for the DD case resource manager settlement is that the checks should be coming by the end of the June. The latest holdup has been getting technical calcula- tions from the Department of Retirement Systems. The settlement checks come from the $1 million settlement of the pay equity lawsuit affecting some 360 DD case resource managers. The case resource manag- ers were doing work compa- rable to that done by social workers, but not getting paid for it.

UNION NEWS WFSE/AFSCME’s DSHS Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration Union Management Communications Committee gathers June 3 to prep
UNION NEWS WFSE/AFSCME’s DSHS Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration Union Management Communications Committee gathers June 3 to prep

Got a question? E- mail: tim@wfse.org

Q. How does the defer- ral of $448.6 million in the state’s contribu- tions to pensions affect me?

A. The Legislature ordered the skipped payments as a way to save money in the recession-affected budget. The money stayed in the Gen- eral Fund for other items. But it’s important to stress that the deferred payments cannot and will not affect current state workers’ con- stitutionally protected pen-

sion benefi ts. It will not affect

individual benefi ts.

However, the potential downside is that the long-term lack of funding will force pres- sure to create a fourth state pension plan that may be less fair.

The state has deferred

pension payments. But it’s a double-edged sword.

In the long run, it’s an

injustice to take anything way from the long-term funding of

pension benefi ts.

But in the short term, it

probably means that the num-

ber of layoffs is lower than it could have been. And in the short-term, PERS 2 contribution rates will go down. That is the result of some actuarial recalculations. On July 1, the contribution rate for PERS 2 members will go from 5.45 percent to 3.89 percent. (The rate for PERS 1

members is fi xed by statute at

6 percent.) But what goes down, must go up. We will probably see rates rise in a few years as the state tries to make up the difference from what it deferred this biennium.

DOC,

from page 1

The vote was:

WFSE/AFSCME – 565

The Guild – 479 No Union – 20

“So DOC members have spoken,” said Megan Parke, the union’s organizing direc- tor.

“A strong majority voted to keep the union. Now it is time to put differences aside and come together to build a stronger union with WFSE/ AFSCME.” The truth is, the attempt to decertify WFSE/AFSCME spawned an unprecedented campaign that has revitalized DOC membership and built a strong base for the future of Community Corrections, Pine Lodge, Ahtanum View and the entire bargaining unit. Activities have started to generate ideas and plans for an even stronger DOC union. • A listening tour of DOC offi ces has started to gather

ember input. • After that, 10 “mini- summits” will take place to build on ideas generated by the listening tour. • Finally, a statewide “DOC Summit” will take place, probably in September. The goal: Craft a strong, func- tioning union for our DOC members. Topics may include:

the AFSCME relationship; political strategies; classifi ca- tion issues; and supplemental bargaining. Many challenges are on the horizon, including fend- ing off more attacks on public safety and closure of Unit 2 at Pine Lodge Corrections Center for Women.

ALSO:

By narrow margins, two

much smaller groups voted to decertify and give up their contracts:

WSU College of Nursing voted 16-10 to decertify; judges in the Industrial Insurance Appeals Board voted 22-18 to decertify.

leave. Contact: Bertha Martin at (253)

512-4320.

Jim Dick, a management analyst 5 with the Department of Licensing in Olympia and a member of Local 443, is in need of shared leave. Contact: Lonnie Spikes at (360) 664-1394.

Linda N. Jensen, a social worker 3 for DSHS in Region 4 (King County) and a member of Local 843, is being treated for medical problems. Contact:

Mark Lacy at: (206) 923-4930 – Mon- days and Tuesdays; (206 691-2428 – Wednesdays; or (206) 760-2468 – Thursdays and Fridays.

Laurie Lombardo, a fi nancial services specialist 3 at the Sky Valley Commu-

nity Services Offi ce of DSHS, is in need

of shared leave because of a chronic medical condition. Contact: Darlene Espinoza at (360) 794-1363.

Sopo Tuliau, an offi ce assistant 3 with DSHS in Seattle and a member of Lo- cal 843, is recovering from a fractured

lower left leg. She will be off the job at least through early June. Contact: your

human resources offi ce.

Michelle Gonzalez, a WorkFirst program specialist in Vancouver and a member of Local 313, is in need of shared leave because of serious medi- cal conditions. Contact: Tammy Flaming at (360) 759-2953.

Michael Williamson, a health insur- ance benefi ts specialist 2 with the state

Health Care Authority and a member of Olympia Local 443, needs shared leave for a medical condition. Contact: Patti Scherer-Abear at (360) 923-2734.

Tim McBride, an Olympia Local 443 member with the Employment Secu- rity Department, had bariatric surgery

June 8 and will be off the job four to six weeks. Contact: Sharon Lindley at (360) 902-9532.

Patricia Blumenberg, a tax specialist 3 with the Employment Security Depart- ment in Tacoma and a member of Local 53, has a chronic condition that keeps her off the job. Contact: Sharon Lindley at (360) 902-9532.

Rowena Valencia-Gica, an environ- mental specialist 3 with the state Mili- tary Department, has been approved to receive shared leave. Contact: Mistina Gunn at (253) 512-7941.

Tabitha Bayne, a health insurance

benefi ts specialist with the state Health

Care Authority and a member of Local 443, has been approved for shared leave. Contact: Patti Scherer-Abear at (360) 923-2734.

Sheryl Tiffany, a support enforce- ment offi cer 2 with the DSHS Division

of Child Support in Fife and a member

of Local 53, is recovering from gastric bypass surgery. Contact: your human

resources offi ce.

Tabitha Bayne, a health insurance benefi ts specialist with the state Health

Care Authority in Lacey and a member of Local 443, has been approved for shared leave. Contact: Patti Scherer- Abear at (360) 923-2734.

Janice Boccamazzo, a fi nancial services supervisor in the Federal Way

Community Service Offi ce (DSHS) and

a member of Local 843, has been ap-

proved for and is still in need of shared leave. Contact: your human resources

offi ce.

HOWARD OCOBOCK, 1947-2009

OCOBOCK,

from page 1

At the funeral service, WFSE/AFSCME President Carol Dotlich and Executive Director Greg Devereux were called on to give Ocobock a union tribute. Dotlich noted the tattoo Ocobock got when Federa- tion members accepted and met his challenge to reach 10 percent membership in the PEOPLE program.

“He’s an AFSCME man through and through and now he sports proof of that for eternity,” Dotlich said. Devereux praised Oco- bock for his big heart and devotion to Federation mem- bers. “Seemingly without ef- fort, Howard set the bar so high for what a vice president should be that his successors will have to work hard to attain that level,” Devereux said. “It was a simple formu-

la: Put the members first in all

things, help the president in every way possible and don’t think about yourself. A simple formula, a successful formula, but not easy to replicate.” Ocobock passed away June 6 in Longview after a courageous battle against cancer. He retired in March after 27years as an equipment mechanic for the Department of Transportation in Yakima, where he became active in

Local 1326. He was a past

president of the local, as well as shop steward and Policy Committee delegate. In 1994, the Transportation Policy

Committee first elected him

to the Executive Board. He also served on all three Gen- eral Government bargaining teams. In 2004, he was elected

to the first of his three terms

as vice president. And in 2006, he became a regional vice president for the Washington State Labor Council.

OCOBOCK, from page 1 At the funeral service, WFSE/AFSCME President Carol Dotlich and Executive Director Greg
HOWARD OCOBOCK, 1947-2009 OCOBOCK, from page 1 At the funeral service, WFSE/AFSCME President Carol Dotlich and
HOWARD OCOBOCK, 1947-2009 OCOBOCK, from page 1 At the funeral service, WFSE/AFSCME President Carol Dotlich and

Ocobock held a number of union of-

fices. TOP: In October 2004 (with then Secretary Carol Van Arnam) after his first election as union VP. MIDDLE:

HOWARD OCOBOCK, 1947-2009 OCOBOCK, from page 1 At the funeral service, WFSE/AFSCME President Carol Dotlich and

Being sworn in as a regional VP of the Washington State Labor Council (2/16/06). BOTTOM: After first election to WFSE/AFSCME Executive Board (with Bob Keller, Local 1208, and Gerald Olmstead, Local 378, 11/19/94).

On the first day of bargaining on the first General Gov- ernment contract (2/24/04).
On the first day of
bargaining on the
first General Gov-
ernment contract
(2/24/04).
A veteran of the Navy during the Vietnam War, Ocobock took pride in leading the flag
A veteran of the Navy during the
Vietnam War, Ocobock took pride in
leading the flag salute at union events.
HOWARD OCOBOCK, 1947-2009 OCOBOCK, from page 1 At the funeral service, WFSE/AFSCME President Carol Dotlich and

With Gov.

Chris

Gregoire.

HOWARD OCOBOCK, 1947-2009 OCOBOCK, from page 1 At the funeral service, WFSE/AFSCME President Carol Dotlich and

With former WFSE/AFSCME President Howard Jorgenson and current President Carol Dotlich (1/29/07).

HOWARD OCOBOCK, 1947-2009 OCOBOCK, from page 1 At the funeral service, WFSE/AFSCME President Carol Dotlich and
HOWARD OCOBOCK, 1947-2009 OCOBOCK, from page 1 At the funeral service, WFSE/AFSCME President Carol Dotlich and

As part of a challenge to WFSE/AFSCME members to increase par- ticipation in the PEOPLE program, Ocobock gets tattoo (7/13/08).

HOWARD OCOBOCK, 1947-2009 OCOBOCK, from page 1 At the funeral service, WFSE/AFSCME President Carol Dotlich and

At 2008 AFSCME Convention in San Francisco with Judy DeVoe.

Special thanks to Carol Van Arnam (Local 1299), Erik Pearson (Local 1326) and Ted Olson (Local 573) for sharing their photos of Howard.

HOWARD OCOBOCK, 1947-2009 OCOBOCK, from page 1 At the funeral service, WFSE/AFSCME President Carol Dotlich and

At one of the Review Committee

sessions that helped re-invent the union (1/14/05).

HOWARD OCOBOCK, 1947-2009 OCOBOCK, from page 1 At the funeral service, WFSE/AFSCME President Carol Dotlich and

During General Government Bargaining Team caucus (with Larry Flue, Local 1060, 5/28/04).

HOWARD OCOBOCK, 1947-2009 OCOBOCK, from page 1 At the funeral service, WFSE/AFSCME President Carol Dotlich and

With Linda Wincentsen, Local 573, at her retirement party, 2008.

HOWARD OCOBOCK, 1947-2009 OCOBOCK, from page 1 At the funeral service, WFSE/AFSCME President Carol Dotlich and

Ocobock recently retired after 27 years with the Department of Transportation in Yakima. Shown here commuting to the 2008 AFSCME Convention in San Francisco.

Here are some of the remembrances left on a special tribute blog linked to the WFSE/AFSCME website:

“My hunch is wherever we go after we die Howard is busy making friends with everyone and organizing to make it a better place.”

- Anonymous

“We know Howard was tired, but

even at the bottom he would fight for

us until the end. “’I love you my friend’ is the last thing I was able to say to Howard a few weeks ago. He just looked at me

turned a little red and said, ‘I know.’”

- Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, Local 341

“Those of us that knew Howard

could always expect a firm handshake

and a smile whenever we met.”

- Anonymous

“As a member of DOT, I know how hard Howard fought for our issues. But even more so how hard he fought and promoted all WFSE issues, its mem- bers and causes.”

- Don Hewitt, Local 378

“He made you WANT to get in-

volved, WANT to participate and love this great union that we are. I shed my

tears when I first learned that we were

to lose Howard soon….Be well, be happy, be free, dear friend. The pain is no more.”

- Karen Mork, Local 313

“He said something at our execu- tive board meeting this spring that has been etched into my mind. He told us we needed to be good to one another and be the best people we could be. “He was right. I looked up to How- ard.”

- Phil Huber, Local 435

“Howard sometimes talked about his love of photography. His attentive and engaging manner, to me, was like that of a skilled photographer.”

- John Birnel, Local 843

“All of our lives are better because

Howard was a part of it all. Howard, you will be missed.”

- Lisa Luna, Local 313

“He had a smile that could light up a room and a heart as big as Heaven. “A gentle soul, he is at peace.”

- Sue Henricksen, Local 53

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in early 2010. • Availability of complete General Dentistry. • Availability of most Specialty Den- tistry. Union members receive 25% off of all specialty care. • To assist union members during difficult economic times, Bright Now! Dental is offering a $100 GIFT COU- PON for those currently with benefits

The All-Cuts Budget SURVIVAL GUIDE HELP IN THESE TOUGH TIMES Financial Wellness A new MEMBERS ONLY

Signing the memorandum of understanding

for the new Bright Now! Dental benefit May

22 were, from left -- (front): WFSE/AFSCME

Executive Director Greg Devereux; Dr. Chuck Stirewalt, Bright Now! president; WFSE/AFSC-

ME President Carol Dotlich; (back) Bright Now!

reps Rob Etulain, Carrie Magnuson, Steve

Ashlock and Lorilee Wright.

and $200 GIFT COUPON for those

currently without benefits to be used at any of the Bright Now! Dental affiliated offices. • Save $750 on already discounted

union rate for Orthodontics based on

a 24-month case (average 24-month

case rate for Union members is

$4485).

• No cost to participate, no restrictions and no per-visit charge.

• Flexible Payment Options. • Evening and Saturday appointments

and 24-hour telephone emergency

care.

A letter with more details will be

coming out in August. You can call 1-888-BRIGHT NOW and visit their website at www.brightnow.com for even more information.

The All-Cuts Budget SURVIVAL GUIDE HELP IN THESE TOUGH TIMES Financial Wellness A new MEMBERS ONLY

Real Estate Benefits Program

A new MEMBERS ONLY BENEFIT for WFSE/AFSCME members and their families! Signing the MOU with Union
A new MEMBERS ONLY BENEFIT for WFSE/AFSCME members and their families!
Signing the MOU with
Union Home Services
May 22 (from left): De-
vereux; Dotlich; UHS
VP Dave Cornelson;
and UHS President
Roberta Cornelson.

WFSE/AFSCME has formalized its

relationship with Union Home Ser- vices to provide a new Members Only

Benefit to help you, your children and

your parents to save on real estate

transactions. UHS has been endorsed by the Washington State Labor Council and

the 13-state AFL-CIO Western States Council. Union Home Services is based in Bellevue. This benefit is available only to

dues-paying WFSE/AFSCME mem-

bers. Here is some of what you get

under this benefit:

• A 20% rebate on your real estate

agent’s portion of commission when

using a Union Home Services ap- proved realtor. Enroll at www.union- homeservices.com. Once you transac- tion has closed, your 20% rebate will be mailed to you, generally within 30 days. • Discount title/escrow fees

through Fidelity National Title and af-

filiates. • Moving benefit offered through

ABF Freight Systems to include free

insurance and up to 30 days free

storage if your new home is not ready

when you have to move. Help if you’re facing financial chal- lenges with your mortgage, through

the Loan Modification Legal Center, Inc.

For more information, go to union-

homeservices.com.

Important reminder on the $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers. The $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers runs out Nov. 30. A “first-time home

buyer” is anyone who has not owned a

home in the last three years. A first-

time home buyer has to close on a

home before Nov. 30.

BUT…banks are moving very

slowly on mortgage approval. It’s now

taking 45 to 60 days to close on a home. The best rule of thumb: Don’t wait

until the last minute or you may lose

out on the $8,000 credit. First-time

home buyers need to be in a contract on their home by the end of Septem-

ber or very early October to allow enough time to close on the home

before the Nov. 30 expiration of the $8,000 tax credit. Contact Union Home Services to find out about a possible

down payment assistance program for

first time home buyers.

ROLL CALLS 2009: How your legislators voted on key issues

Members of the House of Representatives

Gary ALEXANDER (R-20) Glenn ANDERSON (R-5) Jan ANGEL (R-26) Sherry APPLETON (D-23) Mike ARMSTRONG (R-12) Barbara BAILEY (R-10) Brian BLAKE (D-19) Tom CAMPBELL (R-2) Reuven CARLYLE (D-36) Bruce CHANDLER (R-15) Maralyn CHASE (D-32) Frank CHOPP (D-43) Judy CLIBBORN (D-41) Eileen CODY (D-34) Cary CONDOTTA (R-12) Steve CONWAY (D-29) Don COX (R-9) Larry CROUSE (R-4) Bruce DAMMEIER (R-25) Jeannie DARNEILLE (D-27) Richard DeBOLT (R-20) Mary Lou DICKERSON (D-36) John DRISCOLL (D-6) Hans DUNSHEE (D-44) Deborah EDDY (D-48) Mark ERICKS (D-1) Doug ERICKSEN (R-42) Fred FINN (D-35) Dennis FLANNIGAN (D-27) Roger GOODMAN (D-45) Laura GRANT-HERRIOT (D-16) Tami GREEN (D-28) Kathy HAIGH (D-35) Larry HALER (R-8) Bob HASEGAWA (D-11) Jaime HERRERA (R-18) Bill HINKLE (R-13) Mike HOPE (R-44) Zack HUDGINS (D-11) Sam HUNT (D-22) Ross HUNTER (D-48) Chris HURST (D-31) Jim JACKS (D-49) Norm JOHNSON (R-14) Ruth KAGI (D-32) Troy KELLEY (D-28) Phyllis KENNEY (D-46) Lynn KESSLER (D-24) Steve KIRBY (D-29) Brad KLIPPERT (R-8) Joel KRETZ (R-7) Dan KRISTIANSEN (R-39) Marko LIIAS (D-21) Kelli LINVILLE (D-42) Marcie MAXWELL (D-41) John McCOY (D-38) Jim McCUNE (R-2) Mark MILOSCIA (D-30) Jim MOELLER (D-49) Dawn MORRELL (D-25) Jeff MORRIS (D-40) Sharon NELSON (D-34) Al O’BRIEN (D-1) Ed ORCUTT (R-18) Timm ORMSBY (D-3) Tina ORWELL (D-33) Kevin PARKER (R-6) Kirk PEARSON (R-39) Jamie PEDERSEN (D-43) Eric PETTIGREW (D-37) Skip PRIEST (R-30) Tim PROBST (D-17) Dave QUALL (D-40) Dan ROACH (R-31) Mary Helen ROBERTS (D-21) Jay RODNE (R-5) Christina ROLFES (D-23) Charles ROSS (R-14) Sharon Tomiko SANTOS (D-37) Joe SCHMICK (R-9) Larry SEAQUIST (D-26) Mike SELLS (D-38) Matt SHEA (R-4) Shelly SHORT (R-7) Geoff SIMPSON (D-47) Norma SMITH (R-10) Larry SPRINGER (D-45) Pat SULLIVAN (D-47) Dean TAKKO (D-19) David TAYLOR (R-15) Dave UPTHEGROVE (D-33) Kevin VAN DE WEGE (D-24) Deb WALLACE (D-17) Maureen WALSH (R-16) Judy WARNICK (R-13) Scott WHITE (D-46) Brendan WILLIAMS (D-22) Alex WOOD (D-3)

State operating budget

(Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1244)

Sponsored by Rep. Kelli Linville, D-42 nd District. The state budget inflicted heavy cuts in state agency programs, Higher Education and jobs, eliminated enhanced parole in the DSHS Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (JRA), set up stud-

ies or task forces that could lead to closure of some institutions

and consolidation of natural resources agencies and services.

WFSE/AFSCME member activism greatly mitigated the final

budget, but the effect of the “all-cuts” budget will be felt for years.

House - 4/24/09

ESHB 1244 - Operating budgets 2007-09 & 2009-11 House vote on Final Passage (WFSE/AFSCME opposed)

Yeas: 54

Nays: 42

Absent: 0

Excused: 2

Voting Yea (54):

Representatives Appleton, Blake, Carlyle, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Conway, Darneille, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eddy, Ericks, Finn, Flannigan,

Goodman, Green, Haigh, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jacks, Kagi,

Kelley, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Liias, Linville, Maxwell, McCoy, Moeller,

Morrell, Morris, Nelson, O’Brien, Ormsby, Orwall, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Probst, Quall, Roberts, Rolfes, Santos, Seaquist, Springer, Takko,

Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, White, Wood, and Mr. Speaker Chopp.

Voting Nay (42):

Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Angel, Bailey, Campbell,

Chandler, Condotta, Cox, Crouse, Dammeier, DeBolt, Driscoll, Erick- sen, Grant-Herriot, Haler, Hasegawa, Herrera, Hinkle, Hope, Johnson,

Klippert, Kretz, Kristiansen, McCune, Miloscia, Orcutt, Parker, Pearson, Priest, Roach, Rodne, Ross, Schmick, Sells, Shea, Simpson, Smith, Sullivan, Taylor, Walsh, Warnick, and Williams

Excused (2): Representatives Armstrong and Short

Senate - 4/25/09

ESHB 1244 - Operating budgets 2007-09 & 2009-11 Senate vote on 3rd Reading & Final Passage (WFSE/AFSCME opposed)

Yeas: 29

Nays: 20

Absent: 0

Excused: 0

Voting Yea (29):

Senators Berkey, Brown, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove, Hat-

field, Haugen, Hobbs, Jarrett, Kastama, Kauffman, Keiser, Kilmer, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Marr, McAuliffe, McDermott, Murray, Oemig, Prentice, Pridemore, Ranker, Regala, Rockefeller, Shin, and Tom

Voting Nay (20):

Senators Becker, Benton, Brandland, Carrell, Delvin, Hewitt, Holmquist,

Honeyford, Jacobsen, King, McCaslin, Morton, Parlette, Pflug, Roach,

Schoesler, Sheldon, Stevens, Swecker, and Zarelli

Pilot projects privatizing Child Welfare Services

Original version sponsored by Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-24 th Dis-

trict. This legislation sets up two pilot projects to privatize DSHS Child

Welfare Services. Greatly improved thanks to member pressure

on legislators, 2SHB 2106 is still costly and untested. One bright

spot: It provides the opportunity for WFSE/AFSCME members to monitor and critique the program throughout, including partici- pation on the Transformation Design Committee. Activities will

continue and culminate in a decision on whether to terminate,

continue or expand the pilots in 2015.

Senate - 3/11/09

E2SSB 5943 (original version) (WFSE/AFSCME opposed)

Yeas: 33

Nays: 15

Absent: 0

Excused: 1

Voting Yea (33):

Senators Becker, Berkey, Brandland, Carrell, Delvin, Eide, Fairley,

Franklin, Hargrove, Hatfield, Haugen, Hewitt, Holmquist, Honeyford, Jacobsen, Jarrett, Kastama, King, Kline, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Murray, Oemig, Parlette, Pflug, Regala, Rockefeller, Shin, Stevens, Swecker, Tom, and Zarelli

Voting Nay (15):

Senators Benton, Brown, Fraser, Kauffman, Keiser, Kilmer, Kohl-

Welles, Marr, McDermott, Prentice, Pridemore, Ranker, Roach, Schoe- sler, and Sheldon

Excused (1): Senator Hobbs

Senate - 4/16/09

2SHB 2106 Senate vote on Final Passage as Amended by the Senate (WFSE/AFSCME opposed)

Yeas: 37

Nays: 10

Absent: 0

Excused: 2

Voting Yea (37):

Senators Becker, Benton, Berkey, Brandland, Carrell, Eide, Fairley,

Franklin, Hargrove, Hatfield, Haugen, Hewitt, Hobbs, Holmquist, Honey- ford, Jacobsen, Jarrett, Kastama, Kauffman, Keiser, King, Kline, Kohl- Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Murray, Oemig, Parlette, Pflug, Prentice, Regala, Shin, Stevens, Swecker, Tom, and Zarelli

Voting Nay (10):

Senators Delvin, Fraser, Kilmer, Marr, McDermott, Pridemore, Ranker,

Roach, Schoesler, and Sheldon

Excused (2): Senators Brown and Rockefeller

House - 4/21/2009

(WFSE/AFSCME opposed)

Yeas: 97

Nays: 0

Absent: 0

Excused: 1

Voting Yea (97):

All House members voted “Yea” except:

Excused (1): Representative Clibborn

Lowering supervision of offenders

(Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5288)

(WFSE/AFSCME opposed)

Sponsored by Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-24 th District. This bill was much improved, but in the end still troubling. It low- ers supervision of offenders by Community Corrections mem- bers and cuts the length of sentences.

Senate - 2/13/09

Yeas: 38

Nays: 8

Absent: 0

Excused: 3

Voting Yea (38):

Senators Becker, Berkey, Brandland, Brown, Carrell, Delvin, Eide,

Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove, Hatfield, Haugen, Jacobsen, Jarrett, Kauffman, Keiser, King, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Mc- Dermott, Morton, Murray, Oemig, Parlette, Pflug, Prentice, Pridemore, Ranker, Regala, Rockefeller, Shin, Stevens, Swecker, Tom, and Zarelli

Voting Nay (8):

Senators Benton, Hobbs, Honeyford, Kilmer, Marr, Roach, Schoesler,

and Sheldon

Excused (3): Senators Hewitt, Holmquist, and Kastama

House - 4/21/2009

House vote on Final Passage as Amended by the House

Yeas: 51

Nays: 45

Absent: 0

Excused: 2

Voting Yea (51):

Representatives Appleton, Blake, Carlyle, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Conway, Darneille, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eddy, Ericks, Finn, Haigh,

Hasegawa, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jacks, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Liias, Linville, Maxwell, McCoy, Miloscia, Moeller, Morris, Nelson,

O’Brien, Ormsby, Orwall, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Quall, Roberts, Rolfes,

Santos, Sells, Springer, Sullivan, Takko, Upthegrove, Van De Wege,

White, Williams, Wood, and Mr. Speaker Chopp

Voting Nay (45):

Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Angel, Armstrong, Bailey, Camp- bell, Chandler, Condotta, Cox, Dammeier, DeBolt, Driscoll, Ericksen, Goodman, Grant-Herriot, Green, Haler, Herrera, Hinkle, Hope, John- son, Kelley, Klippert, Kretz, Kristiansen, McCune, Morrell, Orcutt, Park- er, Pearson, Priest, Probst, Roach, Rodne, Ross, Schmick, Seaquist, Shea, Short, Simpson, Smith, Taylor, Wallace, Walsh, and Warnick

Excused (2): Representatives Crouse and Flannigan

Senate - 4/25/09

Senate concurrence on House amendments

Yeas: 26

Nays: 23

Absent: 0

Excused: 0

Voting Yea (26):

Senators Berkey, Brandland, Brown, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove,

Hatfield, Haugen, Jacobsen, Jarrett, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl- Welles, McAuliffe, McDermott, Murray, Oemig, Prentice, Pridemore, Ranker, Regala, Rockefeller, Shin, and Tom

Voting Nay (23):

Senators Becker, Benton, Carrell, Delvin, Eide, Hewitt, Hobbs, Hol-

mquist, Honeyford, Kauffman, Kilmer, King, Marr, McCaslin, Morton, Parlette, Pflug, Roach, Schoesler, Sheldon, Stevens, Swecker, and

Zarelli

Fish and Wildlife enforcement service credit bill

(Substitute House Bill 1953)

(WFSE/AFSCME supported)

Sponsored by Rep. Steve Conway, D-29 th District. The long-awaited bill allows Fish and Wildlife enforcement offi-

cers to transfer retirement service credit from PERS 2 and PERS

3 to LEOFF 2.

ROLL CALLS 2009: How your legislators voted on key issues

House - 3/6/09

Yeas: 95

Nays: 0

Absent: 0

Excused: 2

Voting Yea (95):

All House members voted “Yea” except:

Excused (2): Representatives Flannigan and Walsh

Senate - 4/10/09

Yeas: 46

Nays: 0

Absent: 0

Excused: 3

Voting Yea (46):

All senators voted “Yea” except:

Excused (3): Senators Berkey, Eide, and Fairley

WMS transparency bill

(Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2049)

(WFSE/AFSCME initiated and supported)

Sponsored by Rep. Larry Seaquist, D-26 th District. This was one of the bright spots in a dismal session. It requires annual reports to keep track of the size of the Washington Man- agement Service and exempt service and the pay and bonuses those employees receive.

House - 3/4/09

Yeas: 95

Nays: 0

Absent: 0

Excused: 2

Voting Yea (95):

All House members voted “Yea” except:

Excused (2): Representatives Driscoll and Flannigan

Senate - 4/15/09

Yeas: 43

Nays: 0

Absent: 2

Excused: 4

Voting Yea (43):

All senators voted “Yea” except:

Absent (2): Senators Roach and Rockefeller Excused (4): Senators Brandland, Kauffman, McCaslin, and Morton

House - 4/20/09

(House concurrence on Senate amendments)

Yeas: 95

Nays: 0

Absent: 0

Excused: 3

Voting Yea (95):

All House members voted “Yea” except:

Excused (3): Representatives Chandler, Hurst, and Pettigrew

“Opt-out” funding plan to save state parks

(Substitute House Bill 2339)

(WFSE/AFSCME supported)

Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Kessler, D-24 th District. This bill headed off closure of some 50 of the state’s “crown jewel” parks. It allows the state starting in September to collect a $5 fee from drivers when renewing license tabs to fund state parks. Drivers can “opt out” of the fees.

House - 4/20/09

Yeas: 56

Nays: 42

Absent: 0

Excused: 0

Voting Yea (56):

Representatives Appleton, Blake, Campbell, Carlyle, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Conway, Darneille, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eddy, Ericks, Finn, Flan-

nigan, Goodman, Green, Haigh, Hasegawa, Hunt, Hunter, Jacks, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Linville, Maxwell, McCoy, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Nelson, O’Brien, Ormsby, Orwall, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Quall, Roberts, Rolfes, Santos, Seaquist, Sells, Simpson, Springer, Sullivan, Takko, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, White, Williams, Wood, and Mr. Speaker Chopp

Voting Nay (42):

Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Angel, Armstrong, Bailey, Chan- dler, Condotta, Cox, Crouse, Dammeier, DeBolt, Driscoll, Ericksen, Grant-Herriot, Haler, Herrera, Hinkle, Hope, Hudgins, Hurst, Johnson, Kelley, Klippert, Kretz, Kristiansen, Liias, McCune, Orcutt, Parker, Pear- son, Priest, Probst, Roach, Rodne, Ross, Schmick, Shea, Short, Smith, Taylor, Walsh, and Warnick

Senate - 4/24/09

Yeas: 32

Nays: 16

Absent: 0

Excused: 1

Voting Yea (32):

Senators Becker, Brandland, Brown, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove,

Hatfield, Haugen, Hobbs, Honeyford, Jacobsen, Jarrett, Kauffman,

Keiser, Kilmer, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Marr, McAuliffe, McDermott, Oemig, Parlette, Prentice, Pridemore, Ranker, Regala, Roach, Rockefeller, Shin, Swecker, and Tom

Voting Nay (16):

Senators Benton, Berkey, Carrell, Delvin, Hewitt, Holmquist, Kastama,

King, McCaslin, Morton, Murray, Pflug, Schoesler, Sheldon, Stevens,

and Zarelli

Excused (1): Senator Eide

Members of the Senate

Randi BECKER (R-2) Don BENTON (R-17) Jean BERKEY (D-38) Dale BRANDLAND (R-42) Lisa BROWN (D-3) Mike CARRELL (R-28) Jerome DELVIN (R-8) Tracey EIDE (D-30) Darlene FAIRLEY (D-32) Rosa FRANKLIN (D-29) Karen FRASER (D-22) Jim HARGROVE (D-24) Brian HATFIELD (D-19) Mary Margaret HAUGEN (D-10) Mike HEWITT (R-16) Steve HOBBS (D-44) Janea HOLMQUIST (R-13) Jim HONEYFORD (R-15) Ken JACOBSEN (D-46) Fred JARRETT (D-41) Jim KASTAMA (D-25) Claudia KAUFFMAN (D-47) Karen KEISER (D-33) Derek KILMER (D-26) Curtis KING (R-14) Adam KLINE (D-37) Jeanne KOHL-WELLES (D-36) Chris MARR (D-6) Rosemary McAULIFFE (D-1) Bob McCASLIN (R-4) Joe McDERMOTT (D-34) Bob MORTON (R-7) Ed MURRAY (D-43) Eric OEMIG (D-45) Linda Evans PARLETTE (R-12) Cheryl PFLUG (R-5) Margarita PRENTICE (D-11) Craig PRIDEMORE (D-49) Kevin RANKER (D-40) Debbie REGALA (D-27) Pam ROACH (R-31) Phil ROCKEFELLER (D-23) Mark SCHOESLER (R-9) Tim SHELDON (D-35) Paull SHIN (D-21) Val STEVENS (R-39) Dan SWECKER (R-20) Rodney TOM (D-48) Joseph ZARELLI (R-18)

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6 tapped for WFSE/AFSCME Scholarships WFSE/AFSCME’s 2009 Norm Schut Scholarship recipients: Anna Grzankowski (with mother, Sheryl
6 tapped for WFSE/AFSCME Scholarships
WFSE/AFSCME’s 2009 Norm Schut Scholarship recipients: Anna Grzankowski (with mother, Sheryl Taylor,
Local 443); Ismaila Jatta, Local 341; and Lacey Criswell, wife of James Criswell, Local 443.
WFSE/AFSCME’s
Women’s and Equal
Partners Committee has
announced the recipients
of the union’s three major
scholarships for 2009.
to either Eastern Washing-
ton University or the Uni-
versity of Washington. He’s
come a long way to this
place: “Growing up in sub-
Saharan Africa, I had the
chance to witness firsthand
Norm Schut Scholarships
and pursue a degree in
history. That discipline is
one of her passions: For the
past three years, she has
been a volunteer/historic
re-eanactor at two historic
sites in Washington, Fort
Nisqually in Tacoma and
Fort Steilacoom.
These $1,000 awards,
named in honor of the
union’s first executive direc-
tor Norm Schut who served
from 1952 until 1974, go to
eligible members or mem-
bers of their families to
further their education.
The 2009 recipients:
the effects of low health and
welfare standards, famine
and poor socio-economic
standards.” His goal: “To
use my knowledge and
accomplishments and to
alleviate health and welfare
standards of the people of
developing nations.”
• Anna Grzankowski,
• Ismaila Jatta, an atten-
dant counselor 1 at Fircrest
School in Shoreline and
a member of Local 341.
He’s pursuing a degree in
biochemistry and hopes
to become an orthopedist.
He’s attended Shoreline
Community College for two
years and hopes to transfer
daughter of Sheryl Taylor,
a data compiler with the
Department of Labor and In-
dustries in Tumwater and a
member of Local 443. Anna
graduates this month from
River Ridge High School in
Lacey, where she’s ranked
sixth out of a class of 278.
She plans to attend the
University of Washington
• Lacey Criswell, wife of
James Criswell, a main-
tenance technician with
the Department of Trans-
portation in Olympia and a
member of Local 443. She
is pursuing a degree in civil
engineering and will transfer
to St. Martin’s University in
Lacey this fall after three
years of studies at South
Puget Sound Community
College in Olympia. She
hopes to use her degree to
promote sustainable logging
and farming practices that
have a minimal impact on
the environment.
Younglove and Coker
Scholarship
This $1,500 award do-
nated by WFSE/AFSCME’s
outside law firm, Younglove
and Coker, allows eligible
members and members of
their families to pursue their
studies.
This year’s winner is
Devan Courtois, daughter
of John Courtois, a main-
tenance technician 2 with
the Department of Trans-
portation in Wenatchee
and a member of Local
1299. She graduated from
Cashmere High School
this month, but already has
started her college career
through the Running Start
Program at Wenatchee Val-
ley College, where she has
a 4.0 grade point average.
Devan Courtois, daughter of Local 1299 member James Courtois, is the
2009 recipient of WFSE/AFSCME’s Younglove & Coker Scholarship.
She will attend the Universi-
ty of Washington, where her
long-term aim is medical
school. She hopes to return
to her hometown of Cash-
mere to practice medicine.
Summer School for
Trade Union Women
Scholarships
• Deanna
These two $650 awards
help two members attend
the Summer School for
Union Women and Com-
munity Activists July 22-26
at The Evergreen State Col-
lege in Olympia.
The 2009 recipients
Ensley, (left),
an indus-
trial rela-
tions agent
2 with the
Department
of Labor and Industries in
Tumwater and a member of
Local 443.
• Colleen Stevens, a custo-
dian 2 with the Department
of General Administration in
Olympia and a member of
Local 443.
For information on these and other WFSE/AFSCME schol-
arship opportunities, log onto www.wfse.org > Members
Only Benefits > Scholarships.
are:
Where’s this worksite? Can you guess where the worksite above is and what WFSE/AFSCME members work
Where’s this worksite?
Can you guess where the worksite above is and what WFSE/AFSCME
members work there? Send your guesses by e-mail to tim@wfse.org
or regular mail: Editor, 1212 Jefferson St. S.E., Suite 300, Olympia, WA
98501. Include your name and mailing address. Deadline: July 15. The
first 10 readers with the correct answer who include their name and
mailing address will receive a prize.
Answer to May’s ‘Where’s this worksite?’:
The mystery worksite pictured in the
May Washington State Employee
showed Yakima Valley School in
Selah. Members of Local 1326 work
at that residential habilitation center
caring for some of this state’s most
profoundly developmentally disabled
citizens. The readers who submitted a correct guess
were: Romeo Babat, Angie Gilmore, Erik Pearson and
Jessi Snyder.
MEMBERS IN ACTION 6 tapped for WFSE/AFSCME Scholarships WFSE/AFSCME’s 2009 Norm Schut Scholarship recipients: Anna Grzankowski

Maple Lane School Local 1926 held a leadership retreat last month. Leaders

mapped out plans of action. They appointed a new secretary to fill a vacancy:

Adrianne Sims. Pictured -- Back row (from left): Bradley Williamson, Mike Graham, Ben Danielson, Joseph Rieke, and Taryn Savory. Front row (from left): Chad Raish (seated), Gary Lohr; Adrianne Sims (seated); and Karen Malone.

CRIPPEN GRANTS The Neville B. Crippen Grant-in-Aid Awards help mem- bers advance their education or improve
CRIPPEN GRANTS
The Neville B. Crippen Grant-in-Aid Awards help mem-
bers advance their education or improve skills.
These quarterly grants are named after WFSE/AF-
SCME’s first president.
Applications accepted at least 30 days before the start
of the course.
For an application, log onto www.wfse.org > Members
Only Benefits > Scholarships. Or call 1-800-562-6002.
Recent grants have ranged from $100 to $300.
Recent recipients:
Spring Quarter 2009
Heather Fudge, Local 443, South Puget Sound Community Col-
lege, Olympia; Tracy Griffith, Local 443, DSHS, Tumwater; Nina
Menard, Local 1253, Ecology, Richland; and Lee Pyfrom, Local
53, Labor and Industries, Puyallup.
Winter Quarter 2009
Kimberly Anderson, Local 443, Utilities and Transportation
Commission, Olympia; Alisa Bass-Gamlin, Local 793, Western
State Hospital, Lakewood; Heather Fudge, Local 443, South
Puget Sound Community College, Olympia; Hope Hough, Lo-
cal 443, Health, Olympia; Jennifer Inman, Local 443, DSHS,
Olympia; Carlos Lazo, Local 341, Fircrest/SOLA, Shoreline;
Sharice Lunford, Local 793, Western State Hospital, Lakewood;
Chaviers Mi Suk, Local 793, Western State Hospital, Lakewood;
Lee Pyfrom, Local 53, Labor and Industries, Tacoma; Lori Reid,
Local 793, Western State Hospital, Lakewood; and Stacey
Saunders, Local 308, Corrections, King County.
Fall Quarter 2008
Jerry Abraham, Local 1681, Echo Glen Children’s Center, Sno-
qualmie; David Bingham, Local 53, Corrections, Pierce County;
Amy Bledsoe, Local 782, Eastern State Hospital, Medical Lake;
Jennifer Inman, Local 443, DSHS, Olympia; Michelle Marie,
Local 443, Licensing, Olympia; Stacey Saunders, Local 308,
Corrections, King County; Geneva Seigle, Local 53, Corrections,
Pierce County; Amy Weaver, Local 1381, Whatcom Community
College, Bellingham; and Michelle Wigent, Local 443, Labor and
Industries, Tumwater.