RE: Technical Writing Union

Subject: RE: Technical Writing Union
From: Diane Evans <DianeE -at- LOCKSTREAM -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 10:16:04 -0800

>To Diane, and any others who belong to TW unions, what benefits does your
union bring to you?

Washtech is a technical workers union that protects our rights as workers in
the state of Washington. We have a couple of small companies in our state
(Boeing and Microsoft) that practically own our state legislature. For
example, a few years ago Microsoft pushed through a law that says high-tech
workers cannot ask for time and a half for overtime. A recent proposed
change in the unemployment law would require a laid-off consultant to
continue to contact their former agency, even if the agency made no promise
of work in the future (this has to do with Microsoft's one-year limit on

Washtech lobbies for us, keeps us abreast of the latest workplace news, and
provides discounts on training in high-tech fields. It only costs $11 a
month...well worth the cost.

Diane Evans
Information Developer
Lockstream, Inc.
425-709-6840 x 230

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