“Gov. Locke, we were here when you came. By God, we’re going to be here when you go. In fact, you’re going to leave and nobody’s going to miss you. But if we leave, everyone’s going to miss us. This state wouldn’t run without us.”
-AFSCME President Gerald McEntee, during a state worker rally outside the National Governors’ Association meeting in Seattle. More than 1,000 state workers attended, urging Locke to approve a new contract.