VOL. 39 NO.
FACING THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION KICKS OFF NOV. 28
The official newspaper of the WASHINGTON FEDERATION OF STATE EMPLOYEES/AFSCME Council 28•AFL-CIO
Members tell lawmakers:
Take the vote.
Cut tax breaks to raise revenue.
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Legislature convenes in special session starting Nov. 28! Will consider deep cuts to public safety, public services and higher education to fill the new $2 billion deficit!
What you can do:
• Get information on the “Week of Action” at the Capitol, Nov. 28-Dec. 2. Go to www.wfse.org. • Take Action with regular online messages to the governor and legislators. Go to www.wfse.org. • Call our Federation Information Hotline (1-800-5626102) for up-to-the-minute news and calls to action. • Take part in local job actions. INSIDE THIS SPECIAL ISSUE: • Who says cutting tax breaks can’t be done? 3 • Faces of the 99%. WFSE/AFSCME members appeal to the public. 3, 8. • Faces of the 147 who’ll decide state’s fate. 4-5. • Job actions. 8
Tell legislators to take a vote to cut tax breaks to raise revenue
• Call 1-800-562-6000 • E-mail your legislators -- see contact information on pages 4 & 5. • Take online action. Go to www.wfse. org • Use your smart phone to send a photo message to legislators. Go to www.wfse.org
WFSE JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
Labor Advocate Olympia Headquarters
This position in the field “technical expert” of the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE), AFSCME, Council 28. These staff are primarily responsible for grievance arbitrations and contract and mid-term negotiations. Advocate/negotiators perform advanced representational work for the organization. Represent the WFSE in presentation of grievances to Pre-Arbitration Review Meetings (PARM) or Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) mediation; represent WFSE in all aspects of grievance arbitration for disciplinary and non-disciplinary cases including selection of arbitrators, obtaining evidence, conducting research, preparation of pleadings, oral presentation of the case, brief writing, and possible settlement agreements; investigates, prepares, and presents grievancerelated Unfair Labor Practice complaints before the PERC; attends and presents representational matters related to Personnel Resources Board (PRB) hearings; represents WFSE in agency-wide Union Management Communication Committee meetings; acts as Chief Negotiator in biennial contract negotiations and represent WFSE in mid-term mandatory subjects negotiations with full decision-making authority. Desired Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with relevant course work in labor relations, law, social sciences or allied field. Substantial paid work experience in related field may be substituted for education. Knowledge of principles and procedures of negotiation, arbitration, and administrative hearings; working knowledge of general management principles, state and federal laws related to labor and public employment, and Washington Administrative Codes. Outstanding oral and written advocacy skills; excellent judgment and discretion, ability to compare and evaluate possible courses of action, interests of members, and the
of shared leave because of a serious medical condition. He has exhausted all leave. Contact: Your human resource office. Tamara Marshall, a financial services specialist 2 with the DSHS Statewide CSC Triage Phone Team B in Tacoma and a member of Local 53, is in need of shared leave because of her pending childbirth requiring a C-section. Contact: Your human resource office. Charles Stockton, an administrative assistant 4 with the DSHS Division of Vocational Rehabilitation headquarters in Olympia, has been approved for shared leave. Contact: Your human resource office. Shawna Benitez, an office assistant 3 with the Department of Labor and Industries in Tumwater and a member of Local 443, is undergoing surgery and will be unable to work for three weeks to a month. She has exhausted all leave. Contact: Bill Chrisman, (360) 902-5520. Julie Gonzales, a WorkFirst program specialist with DSHS in Vancouver and a member of Local 313, needs shared leave to care for her husband, who was badly injured in a vehicle accident. To date, he has had 15 surgeries with more to come. Contact: Your human resource office. Kathi K. Holmes, a financial services specialist 3 with DSHS in Olympia and a member of Local 443, is in need of shared leave because of a serious
WFSE’s strategic goals. Ability to prioritize work; evaluate and solve problems; work independently and as a team; be reliable in completing work and meeting deadlines is critical. Have a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver’s license and valid vehicle insurance is required. Beginning salary is $66,165 annually. Position is permanent, full-time, overtime exempt, and often requires work beyond a 40-hour work week. Includes an excellent benefits package. Cover letter (clearly indicating position applying for) and resume must be received via mail to Kathy Andruss, HR Manager, 1212 Jefferson St. SE, Suite 300, Olympia, WA 98501, or fax to (360) 7549228, or e-mail to resume@ wfse.org no later than 5:00 p.m., December 9, 2011.
prepare correspondence and reports independently. Knowledge of office practices, procedures and equipment; professional business English and letter writing, punctuation and spelling is required. Experience with Word and Excel is preferable. Familiarity with Washington State government and labor unions are pluses. Requires valid driver’s license, use of personal vehicle, and valid vehicle insurance. Beginning salary $33,638 per year. Position is permanent and full-time and includes an excellent benefits package. Cover letter (clearly indicating location and position applying for) and résumé must be received via mail to Kathy Andruss, HR Manager, 1212 Jefferson ST SE STE 300/ Olympia WA 98501, or fax to (360)754-9228, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 p.m., December 9, 2011.
Associate Seattle Field Office
This position is for two of three Associates supporting the Seattle Field Office staff. This job requires excellent communications skills and the ability to use good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions. Must be able to
medical condition. Contact: Your human resource office. Shavana Howard, a WorkFirst program specialist with DSHS in Tacoma and a member of Local 53, has been approved for shared leave for her service in the uniformed services. Contact: Your human resource office. Florinda Delagarza, a financial services specialist 3 with DSHS in Bellingham and a member of Local 1060, is recovering from a stroke and is in need of shared leave. Contact: Vicki Rothenbueler, (360) 714-4006. Carroll Alzaarir, a fiscal analyst 3 with DSHS in Seattle, has exhausted all leave because of a serious health condition and is in need of shared leave. Contact: Your human resource office. Kimberly Gilbert, a procurement and supply support specialist 2 with DSHS in Olympia and a member of Local 443, has been approved for shared leave because of a back injury. Contact: Your human resource office. Elsa Tapia, an office assistant 3 with the DSHS Statewide HIU Team and a member of Local 1181, is in need of shared leave because of a serious medical condition that has caused her leave balances to drop to zero. Contact: Your human resource office. Mickey Whitman, a financial services specialist 3 with the DSHS Statewide Child Care Call Center Team in Spokane and
residing in LaborPower. Works with software developers to design and implement data processing upgrade and automation projects. Develops complex reports as needed; writes specifications for LaborPower system changes; works with employers to receive and import member/non-member data. Provides technical support and trains staff on the use of LaborPower. Desirable Qualifications: Two years experience querying, report writing, and maintaining data integrity in complex databases using SQL. Experience designing user-friendly data entry screens and databases in Microsoft Access. Have a valid driver’s license and valid vehicle insurance is required. Beginning salary is $47,191 annually. Position is permanent, full-time, and overtime eligible; includes an excellent benefits package. Cover letter (clearly indicating position applying for) and resume must be received via mail to Kathy Andruss, HR Manager, 1212 Jefferson St. SE, Suite 300, Olympia, WA 98501, or FAX to (360) 7549228, or e-mail to resume@ wfse.org, no later than 5:00 p.m., December 9, 2011.
Database Specialist Olympia Headquarters
This position is responsible for data management and integrity of member/nonmember data entering and
SHARED LEAVE REQUESTS
If you’ve been approved to receive shared leave by your agency or institution, 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. Please include a contact in your agency, usually in human resources, for donors to call. 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:
Lisa Sibrava, a social worker 3 with DSHS in King County and a member of Local 843, has been approved for shared leave. Contact: Your human resource office. Bruce Hamlett, a financial services specialist 3 with the DSHS Statewide Triage Phone Team B in Bremerton and a member of Local 1181, is in need
Terry McLafferty, a retired Local 843 member with the DSHS Division of Child Support in Seattle and a member of the second General Government Bargaining Team, died late last
a member of Local 1221, is in need of shared leave because of a painful, incapacitating health condition that severely hinders her ability to work full time. Contact: Your human resource office. Michael Benton, a financial services specialist 3 with the DSHS Statewide Triage Phone Team B in Tacoma and a member of Local 53, is in need of shared leave because of a serious medical condition. Contact: Your human resource office. Debra Jackson, a WorkFirst program specialist with DSHS at the Lakewood Community Service Office (CSO) and a member of Local 53, has been approved for shared leave because of a serious medical condition. She will soon exhaust all her leave balances. Contact: Your human resource office.
month. He was 64. He was an active member of the local and Human Services Policy Committee. A graveside service was held Nov. 3, in Kent. Longtime Local 1299 Department of Agriculture member Augustine (Augie) Rios died Oct. 25. He was 64. He was an agricultural inspector 3 in Adams County.
Sara Rieker, a financial services specialist 3 with the DSHS CSD Customer Service Center HIU Team and a member of Yakima Local 1326, has been approved for shared leave because of a serious health condition. She exhausted all of her paid leave balances in September. Contact: Your human resource office. Tracy Boose, a financial services specialist 3 with the DSHS CSD Customer Service Center HIU Team and a member of Tacoma Local 53, is in need of shared leave because of a serious medical condition that has caused her leave to drop to a zero balance. Contact: Your human resource office. Linda Jorza, a financial services specialist with DSHS in Tacoma and a member of Local 53, is recovering from major surgery and is need of shared leave. Contact: Tina Brown, (206) 7162301.
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WFSE/AFSCME Washington State Employee
THE FACES OF THE 99%
Cutting supervision of felons released from prison is a bad idea.
“They need to be held accountable.…I would be (scared). I live in the same community you do and it concerns me. That’s why I’ve been in the business for over 30 years is I want to make sure our community is safe.” Tim Foley DOC Community Corrections Local 1221, Spokane “It impacts public safety. Our model is to not create any more victims.... And if you cut community supervision, we cannot prevent more victims from being victimized.” Iris Peterson DOC Community Corrections Local 308, Seattle “High-risk felons in varying crimes from sex crimes, to assaultive, murders, rapists....will have no accountability with nobody watching over them.…I’d be scared for everybody....There’s going to be somebody right close by that’s going to be a criminal that should be on DOC probation and being monitored and it’s just not going to happen.” Chris Perez DOC Community Corrections Local 1326, Yakima
In the special legislative session starting Nov. 28, it’s time for legislators to TAKE THE VOTE, cut tax breaks to raise revenue because the proposed cuts are a bad idea. They harm public safety, public services and higher education.
WFSE/AFSCME members from some of the areas facing the biggest hits tell why the public should be concerned.
CUT TAX BREAKS
27 WAYS TO CUT THE DEFICIT BY CUTTING TAX BREAKS
Here are just 27 tax breaks that six groups propose cutting. The special legislative session could raise $2.3 billion by closing them. That’s more than enough to cover the $2 billion budget deficit. There may be some overlap. WFSE/AFSCME members may not support them all. But we can all agree—cutting tax breaks is better than devastating cuts to public safety, public services and higher education.
GROUP/IDEA Economic Opportunity Institute1
Repeal 1st mortgage deduction Repeal 1st mortgage deduction for banks in more than 10 states Sales tax exemption on custom software Sales tax on financial planning, investment advising, securities trading B&O pop syrup credit/increase pop syrup tax B&O tax exemption for farmers with gross income above $200,000 Sales tax exemption for non-organic fertilizers, sprays and washes Use tax exemption on extracted fuel Non-resident sales tax exemption Motor vehicle fuel sales tax exemption Public Utility Taxes (PUT) (modernize interpretation of Interstate Commerce Clause) Private jets Display items/trade shows Elective cosmetic surgery Out-of-state coal Out-of-state shoppers Consumer services Christmas tree production Fish tax exemption B&O tax exemption/fish cleaning services
$ 50.8 million 20.0 million 31.2 million 46.9 million 16.7 million 32.7 million 44.6 million 25.6 million 19.3 million 803.2 million 248.5 million 5.0 million .5 million 8.0 million 11.0 million 44.0 million 100.0 million .5 million .340 million .011 million 344.0 million 450.0 million 3.2 million 40.8 million
Closing Rainier School is a bad idea.
“We have 538 developmentally disabled adults and the bulk of them are medically fragile, behaviorally challenged or are unable to be supported in the community.” Diane Rauschenberg Rainier School Local 491, Buckley
Our Economic Future Coalition2
Sightline (progressive green think tank)3 WFSE/AFSCME4
BASIC HEALTH PLAN
Ending the Basic Health Plan is a bad idea.
Linda Erickson Health Care Authority Local 443, Olympia
Trade-ins to car dealerships sales tax exemption7 3% furlough on corporate tax breaks Hog fuel Renewable energy machinery
Citizen Commission on Performance Measurement of Tax Preferences5
SB 5947 (An act relating to repealing certain tax exemptions to provide funding for essential government services)6
Bull semen used for artificial insemination; chicken bedding; propane or natural gas to heat chicken structures 7.041 million
“Well, we’re taking away the medical coverage for students that need that to go to school, we’re taking it away from working families who cannot afford other types of medical coverage. We’re taking it away from the population between 60 and 62 and 65, who have worked all their lives and now cannot afford to have health care.”
SOURCES/NOTES: 1. http://www.eoionline.org/state_economy/index.htm; Revenues to Rebuild Washington’s Economy; A Jobs and Economic Recovery Plan for Washington. 2. http://oureconomicfuture.org/; taxgiveaways.pdf. 3. http://daily.sightline.org/2011/10/27/washingtons-450-million-tax-giveaway-forcars/; http://publicola.com/2011/10/27/sightline-heres-a-tax-loophole-that-could-save-450-million/. 4. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/dannywestneat/2016643494_danny30.html. 5. http://www.citizentaxpref.wa.gov/reports.htm. 6. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5947&year=2011. 7. Passed by voters as I-464 in 1984; it was opposed by WFSE/AFSCME.
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THE FACES OF THE 147 LEGISLATORS WHO’LL DECIDE STATE’S FATE
Listed here are the names of the senator and two representatives from each of this state’s 49 legislative districts for the special session starting Nov. 28. Democrats control the House, 56-42, and the senate, 27-22.
*NOTE: At press time 11/10/11, it appeared that Mike Padden would defeat appointed incumbent Sen. Jeff Baxter in the 4th District. If Padden does prevail, he would immediately take over the seat when the election is certified Nov. 29. Baxter would serve the first day of the special session; Padden would take over Nov. 29. In that event, we’ve include Padden’s contact info here. District 7 District 4 *sen. Mike Padden, R-4, (786-7606) (mike.padden @leg.wa.gov) District 1 District 2
sen. rosemary McAuliffe, D-1, (786-7600) (rosemary. mcauliffe@leg. wa.gov) District 8
rep. Derek stanford, D-1, (786-7928) (derek.stanford @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Luis Moscoso, D-1, (786-7900) (luis .moscoso @leg.wa.gov)
sen. randi Becker, R-2, (786-7602) (randi.becker @leg.wa.gov) District 9
rep. Jim Mccune, R-2, (786-7824) (jim.mccune @leg.wa.gov)
rep. J. t. Wilcox, R-2, (786-7912) (jt.wilcox @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Lisa Brown, D-3, (786-7604) (lisa.brown @leg.wa.gov) District 10
sen. Bob Morton, R-7, (786-7612) (bob.morton @leg.wa.gov)
rep. shelly short, R-7, (786-7908) (shelly.short @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Joel Kretz, R-7, (786-7988) (joel.kretz. @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Jerome Delvin, R-8, (786-7614) (jerome.delvin @leg.wa.gov) District 15
rep. Brad Klippert, R-8, (786-7882) (brad.klippert @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Larry Haler, R-8, (786-7986) (larry.haler @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Mark schoesler, R-9, (786-7620) (mark.schoesler @leg.wa.gov) District 16
rep. susan Fagan,R-9, (786-7942) (susan.fagan @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Joe schmick, R-9, (786-7844) (joe.schmick @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Mary Margaret Haugen, D-10, (786-7618) (marymargaret. haugen@leg. wa.gov) District 17
rep. Norma smith, R-10, (786-7884) (norma.smith @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Norm Johnson R-14, (786-7810) (norm.johnson @leg.wa.gov) District 21
rep. charles ross, R-14, (786-7856) (charles.ross @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Jim Honeyford, R-15, (786-7684) (jim.honeyford @leg.wa.gov) District 22
rep. Bruce chandler, R-15, (786-7960) (bruce.chandler @leg.wa.gov)
rep. David taylor, R-15, (786-7874) (david.taylor @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Mike Hewitt, R-16, (786-7630) (mike.hewitt @leg.wa.gov) District 23
rep. Maureen Walsh, R-16, (786-7836) (maureen.walsh @leg.wa.gov)
rep. terry Nealey, R-16, (786-7828) (terry.nealey @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Don Benton, R-17, (786-7632) (don.benton @leg.wa.gov) District 24
rep. tim Probst, D-17, (786-7994) (tim.probst @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Paul Harris, R-17, (786-7976) (paul.harris @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Marko Liias, D-21, (786-7972) (marko.liias @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Karen Fraser, D-22, (786-7642) (karen.fraser @leg.wa.gov) District 29
rep. chris reykdal, D-22, (786-7940) (chris.reykdal @leg.wa.gov)
rep. sam Hunt, D-22, (786-7992) (sam.hunt @leg.wa.gov)
sen. christine rolfes, D-23, (786-7644) (christine.rolfes @leg.wa.gov) District 30
rep. sherry Appleton, D-23, (786-7934) (sherry.appleton @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Drew Hansen, D-23, (786-7842) (drew.hansen @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Jim Hargrove, D-24, (786-7646) (jim.hargrove @leg.wa.gov) District 31
rep. Kevin Van De Wege, D-24, (786-7916) (kevin.vandewege @leg.wa.gov)
rep. steve tharinger, D-24, (786-7904) (steve.tharinger @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Jim Kastama, D-25, (786-7648) (jim.kastama @leg.wa.gov) District 32
sen. steve conway, D-29, (786-7656) (steve.conway @leg.wa.gov)
rep. connie Ladenburg, D-29, (786-7906) (connie. ladenburg @leg.wa.gov)
rep. steve Kirby, D-29, (786-7996) (steve.kirby @leg.wa.gov)
sen. tracey Eide, D-30, (786-7658) (tracey.eide @leg.wa.gov) District 37
rep. Mark Miloscia, D-30, (786-7898) (mark.miloscia @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Katrina Assay, R-30, (786-7830) (katrina.assay @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Pam roach, R-31, (786-7660) (pam.roach @leg.wa.gov) District 38
rep. cathy Dahlquist, R-31, (786-7846) (cathy.dahlquist @leg.wa.gov)
rep. christopher Hurst, D-31, (786-7866) (christopher.hurst @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Maralyn chase, D-32, (786-7662) (maralyn.chase @leg.wa.gov) District 39
rep. cindy ryu, D-32, (786-7880) (cindy.ryu @leg.wa.gov)
rep. reuven carlyle, D-36, (786-7814) (reuven.carlyle @leg.wa.gov) District 43
rep. Mary Lou Dickerson, D-36, (786-7860) (marylou.dickerson @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Adam Kline, D-37, (786-7688) (adam.kline @leg.wa.gov) District 44
rep. sharon tomiko santos, D-37, (786-7944) (sharon.santos @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Eric Pettigrew, D-37, (786-7838) (eric.pettigrew @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Nick Harper, D-38, (786-7674) (nick.harper @leg.wa.gov) District 45
rep. John Mccoy, D-38, (786-7864) (john.mccoy @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Mike sells, D-38, (786-7840) (mike.sells @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Val stevens, R-39, (786-7676) (val.stevens @leg.wa.gov) District 46
rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-39, (786-7967) (dan.kristiansen @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Kirk Pearson, R-39, (786-7816) (kirk.pearson @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Frank chopp, D-43, (786-7920) (frank.chopp @leg.wa.gov)
sen. steve Hobbs, D-44, (786-7686) (steve.hobbs @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Hans Dunshee, D-44, (786-7804) (hans.dunshee @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Mike Hope R-44, (786-7892) (mike.hope @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Andy Hill, R-45, (786-7672) (andy.hill @leg.wa.gov)
rep. roger Goodman, D-45, (786-7878) (roger.goodman @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Larry springer, D-45, (786-7822) (larry.springer @leg.wa.gov)
Vacant, D-46, (786-7690) ( @leg.wa.gov)
rep. David Frockt, D-46, (786-7886) (david.frockt @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Phyllis Kenney, D-46, (786-7818) (phyllis.kenney @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Joe Fain, R-47, (786-7692) (joe.fain @leg.wa.gov)
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THE FACES OF THE 147 LEGISLATORS WHO’LL DECIDE STATE’S FATE
District 3 District 4 District 5 District 6
rep. andy Billig, D-3, (786-7888) (andy.billig@leg. wa.gov)
rep. timm Ormsby, D-3, (786-7946) (timm.ormsby @leg.wa.gov)
*sen. Jeff Baxter, R-4, (786-7606) (jeff.baxter @leg.wa.gov) District 11
rep. Larry Crouse, R-4, (786-7820) (larry.crouse @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Matt shea, R-4, (786-7984) (matt shea @leg.wa.gov)
sen. cheryl Pflug, R-5, (786-7608) (cheryl.pflug @leg.wa.gov) District 12
rep. Jay rodne, R-5, (786-7852) (jay.rodne @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Glenn anderson, R-5, (786-7876) (glenn.anderson @leg.wa.gov)
Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-6, (786-7610) (michael. baumgartner @leg.wa.gov) District 13
rep. Kevin parker, R-6, (786-7922) (kevin.parker @leg.wa.gov)
rep. John ahern, R-6, (786-7962) (john.ahern. @leg.wa.gov) District 14
rep. Barbara Bailey, R-10, (786-7914) (barbara.bailey @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Margarita Prentice, D-11, (786-7616) (margarita. prentice @leg.wa.gov) District 18
Rep. Zack Hudgins, D-11, (786-7956) (zack.hudgins @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Bob Hasegawa, D-11, (786-7862) (bob.hasegawa @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Linda evans parlette, R-12, (786-7622) (linda.parlette @leg.wa.gov) District 19
rep. cary condotta, R-12, (786-7954) (cary.condotta @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Mike armstrong, R-12, (786-7832) (mike.armstrong @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Janéa Holmquist Newbry, R-13, (786-7624) (janea.holmquist @leg.wa.gov) District 20
Rep. Judy Warnick, R-13, (786-7932) (judy.warnick @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Bill Hinkle, R-13, (786-7808) (bill.hinkle @leg.wa.gov)
Sen. Curtis King, R-14, (786-7626) (curtis.king @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Joseph Zarelli, R-18, (786-7634) (joseph.zarelli @leg.wa.gov) District 25
rep. ann rivers, R-18, (786-7850) (ann.rivers @leg.wa.gov)
Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-18, (786-7812) (ed.orcutt @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Brian Hatfield, D-19, (786-7636) (brian.hatfield @leg.wa.gov) District 26
rep. Dean takko, D-19, (786-7806) (dean.takko @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Brian Blake, D-19, (786-7870) (brian.blake @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Dan Swecker, R-20, (786-7638) (dan.swecker @leg.wa.gov) District 27
Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-20, (786-7896) (richard.debolt @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Gary alexander, R-20, (786-7990) (gary.alexander @leg.wa.gov)
Sen. Paull Shin, D-21, (786-7640) (paull.shin @leg.wa.gov) District 28
rep. Mary Helen roberts, D-21, (786-7950) (maryhelen.roberts @leg.wa.gov)
Rep. Bruce Dammeier, R-25, (786-7948) (bruce.dammeier @leg.wa.gov)
rep. Hans Zeiger, R-25, (786-7968) (hans.zeiger @leg.wa.gov)
sen. Derek Kilmer, D-26, (786-7650) (derek.kilmer @leg.wa.gov) District 33
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WFSE/AFSCME Washington State Employee
Policy Committees elect 71-member Executive Board
WFSE/AFSCME’s nine policy committees on Nov. 5 elected their allotted members to the union’s Statewide Executive Board, the highest decision-making body in the union between conventions. With the four statewide officers elected at the convention in October, these 67 newly elected board members bring the board to its full 71-member strength. WFSE/AFSCME’s nine current policy committees meet to discuss, debate and set policy on issues unique to the employees within their jurisdiction. Under the formula set out in the union’s constitution, each of the nine committees gets one board position for every 500 members (rounded to the next highest 500). No committee gets fewer than two seats on the board. These Executive Board board members represent you -- and are accountable to you.
THE FACES OF THE 71 MEMBERS OF YOUR NEW E-BOARD
The Corrections Policy Committee elected its three members (from left): Bill Copland, Local 1253, Tri-Cities; Tim Foley, Local 1221, Spokane; and Alice Rogers, Local 1253, TriCities.
Corrections Policy Committee officers: Chair - Bill Copland, Local 1253, Tri-Cities Vice Chair - Billy Smith, Local 53, Tacoma Secretary - Ginger Richardson, Local 308, Seattle
Elected to the board from the Employment Security Policy Committee (from left): top - Steve Pointec, Local 443, Olympia; Phil Huber, Local 443, Olympia; bottom - Loretta Gutierrez, Local 435, Renton; Diana Smith, Local 396, Walla Walla.
Employment Security Policy Committee officers: Chair - Cheryl Flynn, Local 443, Olympia; Vice Chair - Lorretta Gutierrez, Local 435, Renton; Secretary - Sarah C Wilson, Local 443, Olympia.
INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Elected from Higher Education (from left, being sworn in by WFSE/AFSCME President Carol Dotlich): Brett Clubbe, Local 53, Washington State University, Puyallup; Lin Crowley, Local 443, The Evergreen State College, Olympia; John Miller, Local 1488, University of Washington, Bothell; Quincy Burns, Local 931, Eastern Washington University, Cheney; Jesse Dailey, Local 1488, University of Washington, Seattle; Brandon Taylor, Local 1381, Western Washington University, Bellingham; Josef Bailey, Local 1381, Western Washington University, Bellingham; Rick Halverson, Local 1221, Community Colleges of Spokane; Nellie Reynolds, Local 931, Eastern Washington University, Cheney; Todd Henderson, Local 304, Green River Community College, Auburn; Rodolfo Franco, Local 304, Seattle Community College; James Grady, Local 1488, University of Washington, Seattle; and Leon Norton, Local 1488, University of Washington, Seattle.
Institutions of Higher Education Policy Committee officers: Chair - Lin Crowley, Local 443, The Evergreen State College, Olympia; Vice Chair - Matthew Davenhall, Local 304, Seattle Community College; Secretary - Lorraine Hill, Local 931, Eastern Washington University, Cheney.
Board members from Miscellaneous (from left): Bing Bristol, Local 443, Enterprise Services, Olympia; Linda Erickson, Local 443, Health Care Authority, Olympia; Jeff Paulsen, Local 443, Consolidated Technology Services, Olympia; Shellie Savage, Local 443, Office of the Insurance Commissioner, Tumwater; Terry Nixon, Local 1225, Center of Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss, Vancouver; Scott Hone, Local 1225, Washington State School for the Blind, Vancouver; Ingrid Hansen, Local 443, Health, Olympia; and Natasha Pranger, Local 304, State Patrol, Seattle.
Miscellaneous Policy Committee Officers: Chair - Shellie Savage, Local 443, Olympia; Vice Chair - Robert (Bing) Bristol, Local 443, Olympia; Secretary - Charyn Niemeyer, Local 443, Olympia.
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THE FACES OF THE 71 MEMBERS OF YOUR NEW E-BOARD
Board members elected from the Institutions Policy Committee (from left): Henrietta Armstrong, Local 341, Fircrest School, Shoreline; Diane Womack, Local 782, Eastern State Hospital, Medical Lake; Devon Ellis, Local 793, Western State Hospital, Lakewood; Rick Hertzog, Local 793, Western State Hospital, Lakewood; Lyn Hofland, Local 482, Veterans’ Home, Retsil; Julianne Moore, Local 1326, Yakima Valley School, Selah; Sherry Hewitt, Local 491, Rainier School, Buckley; Dolly Adeyemi, Local 341, Fircrest School, Shoreline; Ted Olson, Local 573, Consolidated Support Services, Medical Lake; Mike Murphy, Local 491, Rainier School, Buckley; Gabe Hall, Local 862, Green Hill School, Chehalis; and Lee Malinda, Local 573, Lakeland Village, Medical Lake. Not available for photo: Michele Stelovich, Local 1060, DD Field Services, Bellingham (pictured at left). Partially obscured (behind Hewitt) is the policy committee’s new secretary, Areanna Dickerson, Local 341, Fircrest School, Shoreline, who took her oath at the same time as the board members.
Institutions Policy Committee officers: Chair - Michele Stelovich, Local 1060, Bellingham; Vice Chair - Lyn Hofland, Retsil, Local 482; Secretary - Areanna Dickerson, Local 341, Shoreline.
DSHS HUMAN SERVICES
Human Services Policy Committee delegates elected their 12 allotted seats on the Executive Board. Because of the lateness of the hour when their elections wrapped up at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 5, new Policy Committee Secretary Cindy English of Local 53 took her oath of office along with the board members. Pictured, from left: Gayle Chamberlain-Smith, Local 1326, Yakima; Tim Hughes, Local 313, Vancouver; Tony Gorini, Local 313, Vancouver; Katie Nelson, Local 443, Olympia; English; Tom Tveit, Local 1326, Yakima; Steve McGillis, Local 313, Vancouver; Annie Namyniuk, Local 843, Kent; Karen Mork, Local 313, Vancouver; Randy Kurtz, Local 948, Everett; and John Lindsey, Local 843, Seattle. Not available for group photo: Dan Petruso, Local 1221, Spokane and Carol Van Arnam, Local 1299, Wenatchee (in file photos at right).
Human Services Policy Committee officers: Chair - Gayle Chamberlain-Smith, Local 1326, Yakima; Vice Chair - Tim Hughes, Local 313, Vancouver; Secretary - Cindy English, Local 53, Tacoma.
Elected from the Transportation Policy Committee (from left): Larry Flue, Local 378, Seattle; Kathryn Rogers, Local 1060, Bellingham; Don Hewitt, Local 378, Seattle; Rodney Jarrells, Local 1020, Everett; and Domingo Avila, Local 1020, Everett.
Transportation Policy Committee officers: Chair - Rodney Jarrells, Local 1020; Vice Chair - Sue Tellesbo, Local 1020; Secretary - Georgina Willner, Local 443.
Elected to the board from the Labor and Industries Policy Committee (from left): Don Cline, Local 443, Tumwater; Nikki Butler, Local 443, Tumwater; Thornton Alberg, Local 443, Tumwater; and Terri Hall, Local 443, Tumwater.
Executive Board members elected from the Natural Resources Policy Committee (from left): Susie Rathke, Local 443, Fish and Wildlife, Olympia; Kerry Graber, Local 443, Ecology, Lacey; Kathy Conaway, Local 1253, Ecology, Tri-Cities; Terry McCullough, Local 1466, Parks and Recreation Commission, Port Townsend; and Don Hall, Local 1466, Parks and Recreation Commission, Wenatchee.
Natural Resources Policy Committee officers: Chair - Scott Mallery, Local 1221, Spokane; Vice Chair - Don Hall, Local 1466, Wenatchee; Secretary Kerry Graber, Local 443, Lacey.
L&I Policy Committee Policy Committee officers: Chair - DeFrance Clarke, Local 443; Vice Chair - Terri Hall, Local 443; Secretary - Bridget Flory, Local 443.
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Cutting another 20% from Higher Education is a bad idea.
“Cutting another $200 million from state colleges and universities means higher tuition for students, pricing our kids out of a future.”
THE FACES OF THE 99%
James Grady University of Washington, Local 1488, Seattle
Cutting the medical interpreter program is a bad idea.
“Cutting the state medical interpreter program will literally cost lives and cost the state more money when mistakes are made. The patients have told me they will feel abandoned and helpless. They are scared.”
Edmundo Cavazos Medical Interpreter Local 1671 the safety net and our commitment to taking care of the most vulnerable citizens of this state and we’re not doing that at this point. “We’re talking about closing three more adult psychiatric units. What that will do without proper placements, and the beds simply do not exist in the community – and we’ve seen this already – where folks are being discharged into group homes, motels, completely inadequate environments to protect the safety of the communities in which they reside.”
Closing Naselle Youth Camp and cutting juvenile parole are bad ideas.
Morton Alexander Juvenile Rehabilitation Parole Local 1221, Spokane “We were the first to get cut (in 2009). A lot of the kids who were scheduled to be on enhanced parole wound up not getting parole. And I saw many of their names on the criminal sentencing page of the (Spokane) SpokesmanReview. And some of them I know just died from gang fights.”
“Cuts in JRA will harm public safety. It truly is about the safety of the public and continuum of care. Mixing populations interferes with any chance of rehabilitation. So we’re cutting services, and we’re cutting jobs within our community that support the local economies. …. “(We can’t let politicians play one JRA group off against another) because we are one body that represents the entire state of Washington. Our residents in each institution are from every area of the state of Washington and when they’re released without rehabilitation they continue to be at risk.” Patty Erhardt JRA/Green Hill School Local 862, Chehalis
WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL
Closing five wards at Western State Hospital is a bad idea.
“The first two wards that are being targeted at Western are our two dementia wards. Our probably most vulnerable... patients that we have in the hospital. And we’ve seen over the last several years that a lot of the placements of these folks have been completely in-
adequate. We’ve had many of these people have really negative consequences once they leave the hospital, going into a contracted environment, who are going Craig Gibelyou into a lower Western State level of Hospital care than Local 793, we provide Lakewood at the hospital. And it’s just further dismantling of
EASTERN STATE HOSPITAL
Dianne Womack Eastern State Hospital Local 782, Medical Lake
Closing a ward at Eastern State Hospital is a bad idea.
“Well the one ward that they want to close is our geriatric ward. It’s people who have dementia and Alzheimer’s and are just unable to take care of themselves. I believe that they won’t receive the care that they get at the hospital now
in the private sector because they just don’t have the facilities and they don’t have the training or the wherewithal to take care of these people. I just think it’s a bad idea.... And so these people that they are going to be releasing, how long are they going to last? They’re much, much less able to take care of themselves or be productive citizens of the society. It’s horrible.”
DOC members put face on cuts
IT, natural resources consolidations probed by House oversight panel
Local 443’s Jeff Paulsen, one of the exempted workers in the new Consolidated Technology agency, and Scott Mallery, Local 1221, chair of the union’s Natural Resources Task Force, at Oct. 19 House hearing in Olympia. Legislators miffed because the administration cut the bargaining and civil service rights of about twothirds of the new Consolidated Technology Services (CTS) agency may lead the charge to push the undo button and roll back the exemptions of more than 150 front-line information technology workers. The push to pause the CTS job exemptions, which allow the agency to fire them at will for no just cause, was aired at the Oct. 19 hearing before the House General Government Appropriations and Oversight Committee. “It actually costs the state nothing to push pause, let some of this play out, and let you guys reconvene in January to figure out some of these finer details and how it’s coming, how it’s evolving and the shape it’s taking,” Federation Lobbyist Alia Griffing urged the committee. Committee Chair Rep. Zack Hudgins of the 11th District agreed. “I am surprised at the number of folks that fell under the exempt job descriptions...,” Hudgins told CTS Director Mike Ricchio. “So I’m sure there is going to be legislation to hem that in a little bit. So I hope you have an undo button somewhere in your agency you might roll back if the Legislature finds the will to do so.” At the same hearing, plans to consolidate several natural resource agencies were probed. But Spokane Local 1221 Ecology member Scott Mallery, chair of the union’s Natural Resources Task Force, told the committee the Legislature should look at streamlining management first so “you might be able to get more people on the ground to get the job done.”
Community Corrections members in Yakima and the Tri-Cities have been visible enlisting public support to fight the devastating cuts that could end community supervision of dangerous felons released from prison. Clockwise from top left: In Yakima Oct. 27, in Tri-Cities Nov. 3, in Yakima Oct. 15 and, on KIT radio Nov. 4 with Local 1326 member Chris Perez.
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