Teamsters Local Sues Over Wash. Job, Program Cuts

Law360, New York (October 15, 2010, 2:51 PM EDT) -- A labor union that represents about 6,000 people employed by the Washington State Department of Corrections has filed a lawsuit seeking to bar the state from eliminating jobs and programs as part of a push to cut more than $50 million from the agency's budget.

Teamsters Local 117 filed its complaint in King County Superior Court on Wednesday, naming the state DOC and Gov. Christine O. Gregoire as defendants.

The complaint claims that the employer — Washington state — committed unfair labor practices and ran afoul...
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