One of the main reasons why various unions across Washington State were willing to invest more than $4 million into electing Jay Inslee in 2012 was for the opportunity to get to “negotiate” future contracts with him.
The Washington Federation of State Employees (which put $800k of sweet nothings into Inslee’s campaign pocket in 2012) is already salivating over the opportunity to drive a real hard bargain with Inslee over its next contract. In fact, just to show the rookie guv they are serious, the Federation is letting its members know to be ready to demonstrate just how much they want to get deep into the wallets of taxpayers across our state:
“The team is asking all General Government members to be prepared for job actions away from the table as a way to support winning a stronger contract — and a way of voting “Yes” on the contract during bargaining and not just at the end during formal ratification.”
Read the full update from the AFSCME’s General Government Bargaining Team here.
I wonder if by “job actions” the Federation’s leadership means like throwing away suggestions on how to reduce fraud, as happened at DSHS?