DAY OF ACTION – JANUARY 10, 2013
Join Correctional Employees and their families for a Day of Action! in Olympia as we fight to pass interest arbitration legislation for employees of our State's prison system!
DAY BEFORE THE EVENT – JAN. 9, 2013:
Local 117 members from eastern Washington (WSP, AHCC, CRCC) will be traveling to Olympia by bus (see info about the buses below) and spending the night at the Red Lion Hotel (2300 Evergreen Park Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502). There will be a dinner for members at the hotel served between 8:30 and 10PM on Jan. 9. If you are planning on lobbying while in Olympia, you will also have an opportunity to schedule your lobby visits at the hotel with Local 117 staff.
DAY OF THE EVENT – JAN. 10, 2013:
On Thursday, January 10, we will be assembling at the Teamsters tent near the Capitol (on the grass near the south diagonal) starting at 9AM. At approximately 10AM, we will begin marching around the Capitol building. We will rally on the Capitol steps at 10:30AM.
TRANSPORTATION: There will be buses traveling to the event from various locations across the State. To reserve a space on the bus, you must RSVP for the event online or have filled out one of the blue registration cards that were distributed at the winter meetings. If you would like to ride one of the buses but have not yet registered for the event, please contact your Business Representative. The bus schedule is listed below:
- AHCC: Bus departs on January 9 at 3PM from Main Institution
- WSP: Bus departs on January 9 at 3PM from the East Complex parking lot
- CRCC: Bus departs on January 9 at 3PM from the Country Mercantile (232 Crestloch Road, Pasco off of 395)
- MCC: Bus departs on January 10 at 6:30AM from the TRU parking lot.
CBCC/OCC: Van(s) depart on January 10 at 5:30AM at CBCC and 6:15AM at the Forks Park and
PARKING: If you are driving to the Day of Action! event, please make an effort to carpool with your co-workers. Street parking in the vicinity of the Capitol is fairly limited. There is a free DASH shuttle bus leaving every 15 minutes to the Capitol from the Olympia Farmers Market (700 Capitol Way North), where you can park for free. There are also paid public parking lots near the Capitol grounds.
LOBBYING: Local 117’s Political Action team has scheduled lobby visits with your legislators throughout the morning and early afternoon of January 10. If you would like to lobby, we will be prepping members for the visits at the Red Lion Hotel on the night before the event and again on the morning of January 10 at the Teamsters tent at the Capitol. We will provide you with a packet that includes: lobby visit times and locations and talking points.
EVENT CONTACT: If you have any questions about the Day of Action! event, please contact your Business Representative or Local 117 Organizer Pedro Olguin at 206-441-4860 ext. 1257.
416 14th Ave
Olympia, WA 98504
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