Saturday, March 9: 8PM Update: The House of Representatives has adjourned for the day and HB1490 did not receive a House floor vote. There is still a chance that the bill will receive a vote next week, perhaps as early as Monday. Please continue to call the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000 and tell legislators to support the bill. The final cutoff is Wednesday, March 13. Make sure you encourage all of your friends, family, and co-workers to call in as well. Thank you!
Saturday, March 9: 11AM Update: Interest arbitration for correctional employees (HB1490) has been pulled from the House Rules Committee. In the next several hours there will likely be a fierce debate on the House floor before a final vote on the bill. As soon as legislators start debating the bill, we will post a notice at www.DOCProtectsWA.org so that you can watch the debate live on TVW.
This is likely your last chance to urge your Representatives in the House to support the bill. The vote may be very close. Even if you have called multiple times before, please take two minutes to call again! Call before 1pm on Saturday!
CALL NOW! Call the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000 and tell your Representatives in the House to pass full interest arbitration. Give WA state correctional employees the respect they deserve!