It has been a very busy year for
all of us at the Union. We have had contract negotiations, disciplinary meetings,
grievances and all of the numerous member issues. We had a lot of discussions
about the procedures related to the Encampment clean-up to make sure everyone
was safe.Our members at Parks and SDOT
volunteered to do this work.They even
came back after the shooting on the first day to finish the job.
We had two different Shop Steward
trainings done for us by our International’s Public Employee department.We hope to have more Shop Steward training in
2017.Let us know if you are interested
in attending one of these classes in the future.
We are in the third year of the Joint
Crafts contract with the City of Seattle.The wage increase for 2017 is 2.5% and the footwear allowance increases
to $130.00.The office will be closed
for the last two weeks of the year.
All of us at the Office want to wish you a very Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year.