Our interest arbitration bill for Washington State correctional employees (HB1490) did not receive a hearing in the House Appropriations Committee by fiscal cutoff on March 1. Although the best route for passing the bill was through the Appropriations Committee, which is no longer an option, the bill may not be dead yet.
We are currently exploring other options for moving the bill forward before the House of Origin cutoff on March 13. If we are able to save the bill, we will have to act quickly to shore up support in the House, and we will be calling on you to take immediate action. Please stand by. As soon as we have more information, we will let you know.