Bargaining News - March 2015
Bargaining Info Sessions
TAKE ACTION! Tell your legislators to fund the Medicaid case management program!
Local 17 members in the Medicaid case management program in the Department of Human Services at the City of Seattle provide vital services to seniors and disabled citizens. Yet this program is critically underfunded in King County -- $7.2 million is needed in the next budget biennium to keep the program afloat.
Let your legislators know about the vital importance of this program, and urge them to allocate the necessary funding to help case managers provide their clients with the critical services they so desperately need!
TAKE ACTION! Send the pre-written electronic letter at this link, or via the button above, to your senators and representatives to urge them to fund case management! You can also edit the letter to add your own personal story.
VEBA Vote Results for Retirement Eligible Members
Thanks to all of you in the Master and Municipal Court contracts who participated in the recent vote on whether to continue the Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association (VEBA) plan through 2015. The ballots have closed, and retirement-eligible members in both contracts voted to continue the VEBA plan.
The VEBA plan is a medical savings account designed to help defray medical expenses when you retire. You can read more about the VEBA program at the City of Seattle via our Frequently Asked Questions.
Did You Miss the Retirement Trainings?
View the PowerPoint Online!
A series of Local 17 trainings on the City of Seattle retirement plan just wrapped up. If you weren't able to attend one of the trainings, you can view the presentation below (click on the image to link to the PDF version).
You can also learn more about the plan via the frequently asked questions, and two documents from the City of Seattle, at the links below.
Get to Know Your Retirement Plan - Local 17
Retirement Report - City of Seattle, April 2012
Executive Summary - City of Seattle, April 2012
Coalition of City Unions Reaches out to Mayor Murray and City Council about Retirement
Read the letter that the Coalition of City Unions submitted to Mayor Ed Murray and members of the Seattle City Council on May 8 that encourages them to work with unions on a sustainable and ample retirement system that can be a model for the nation.
Seattle Chapter Meetings
The next meeting is on:
Thursday • April 9
12 Noon - 1:00 p.m.
SMT Room 4050/4060
2015 Chapter Meeting Schedule
Important Details of the 2014 Tentative Agreement
(Prof/Tech/Sr. Business/Sr. Professional/Admin. Support)
Muni Court Agreement
City of Seattle website with Union Contracts
MOU - Contract Extension 2011-2013
MOU - 2010 Furlough Agreement
MOU - Contract Extension 2010
Seattle Chapter Officers & REC Delegates
Below is the list of officers and Regional Executive Committee (REC) delegates.
President: Darlene Flynn
Vice President: Bradley Wilburn
Secretary-Treasurer: Ulysses Hillard
MLKC Labor Council Delegates
See the list below for the names of Local 17 Stewards throughout the City of Seattle.
Your Bargaining Team
Thank you to everyone who volunteered to represent their fellow members on the Bargaining Teams for our new contract. Your Bargaining Team members for the following contracts are:
Master Contract Team
Jeff Bender (SDOT), Thomas Hughes (SPU), Denise Krownbell (City Light), Terra McCaffree (HSD), Dan O'Sullivan (City Light), Ariska Thompson (SPU), Clay Thompson (DPD), Patricia Young (Parks & Rec)
Municipal Court (Probation Counselors) Team
Jason Grant, Tonya Dotson
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