Corrections workers plan informational picket Wednesday

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WALLA WALLA -- Local correctional employees will hold an informational picket Wednesday as part of a statewide "Fight for Safety" effort.

Organized by Teamsters Local 117, the union which represents correctional employees, the picket will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on 13th Avenue between Pine Street and the entrance to the Washington State Penitentiary's main institution.

In a release, Teamsters 117 spokesman Paul Zilly said the picket is to urge support that the Department of Corrections and state Legislature taken immediate steps to improve staff safety.

Along with Walla Walla, picketing actions are planned in nine other cities across Washington, Zilly said.

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