(Olympia, WA) Hundreds of Correctional Employees from across the State will converge on Olympia for a Day of Action! on Thursday, December 9 to demand safety, dignity, and respect for Washington State prison workers and their families.
Correctional Employees and their supporters will assemble at Sylvester Park in Olympia at 10:30 A.M. on December 9th and march to the State Capitol steps where they will hold a noontime rally.
Speakers at the event will include Correctional Employees, State Legislators and Teamsters leaders, who will address the critical safety issues confronting prison workers. Over 500 prison workers from 13 facilities across the State have registered to attend the Day of Action! Buses to the event are departing from Walla Walla, Spokane, the Tri-Cities, Monroe, Clark County, and Clallam Bay.
Correctional Employees have organized the Day of Action! to inform the community and elected officials of budget cuts at the Department of Corrections that threaten the safety of Correctional Employees and the public at large.
WHO: Tracey A. Thompson – Secretary-Treasurer, Teamsters Local 117
James V. Smith II – Director of Corrections & Law Enforcement, Teamsters 117
Washington State Legislators
Washington State Correctional Employees
WHAT/WHEN: CORRECTIONAL EMPLOYEES’ DAY OF ACTION!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
12 P.M. – Rally on Capitol Steps
WHERE: Assemble at Sylvester Park (Capitol Way S & Legion Way SW) – 10:30 A.M.
March to State Capitol – 11:00 A.M.
Rally on Capitol Steps – Noon
State Capitol, Olympia, WA