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Judge gives OK for state to move ahead with prison closure

BY: - October 9, 2023

Larch Corrections Center in southwest Washington will close Tuesday, despite a last ditch effort by the union representing correctional employees to keep the minimum security state prison open until a round of labor negotiations wraps up. Teamsters Local 117 sued the Department of Corrections last month over what they say were multiple violations of fair […]

Workers sue WA Department of Corrections over Larch closure

BY: - September 14, 2023

The union representing state correctional employees is asking a court to halt the closure of Larch Corrections Center in southwest Washington, claiming the Department of Corrections violated a number of labor practices ahead of its decision to shutter the facility. Teamsters Local 117 filed its complaint Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court, alleging Corrections refused […]