City of Seattle

Local 17 Union Representatives for City of Seattle Members:

Amy Bowles, 206-328-7321 - ext. 118
(City Light, DoIT, Fire, Housing, Neighborhoods, Seattle Center)

Ray Sugarman, 206-328-7321 - ext. 107
(Arts, Econ. Dev., Ethics, FAS, Law, OCR, Parks, Retirement, SPU)

Shaun Van Eyk, 206-328-7321 - ext. 133

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You have new Paid Parental and Family Care Leave Benefits!

After lots of hard work by the Coalition of City Unions, Mayor Ed Murray, and the City Council, City of Seattle employees are now eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave and 4 weeks of family care leave, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2017.

Watch our informational video below to learn more about the new paid parental and family care leave policies, and visit our FAQs for more details.

Labor Unions and City come to agreement on Paid Parental Leave & Family Leave

Local 17, in conjunction with the Coalition of City Unions (“Coalition”), has recently reached an Agreement with the City of Seattle that would expand the current Paid Parental Leave to 12 weeks, as well as add four weeks of Paid Family Leave for City employees. The benefit is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2017.

Paid Parental Leave:  Within twelve (12) months of a qualifying event, employees shall receive an additional eight (8) weeks of paid leave, for a total of twelve (12) weeks of paid parental leave; the last four (4) weeks is only available provided the employee first draws down their paid leave banks to a maximum of one (1) week vacation and two (2) weeks of sick leave. If the employee leave bank is already at or below those thresholds; they would not be required to draw down any leave to access the full twelve (12) weeks. No drawdown of banked leave will be required to access the first eight (8) weeks.

Family Leave: Separate from the expanded paid parental leave benefit, employees would be entitled to up to four (4) weeks of family care leave in a rolling twelve (12) month period to care for a spouse/domestic partner, child, or parent of the employee or spouse/domestic partner, with a serious health condition, provided, that the health condition is certified by a health care provider and the employee has first drawn down their banked leave to a maximum of one (1) week of vacation leave and two (2) weeks of sick leave.

Seattle Chapter Meetings

The next meeting is on:
Thursday • Jan. 11
12 Noon - 1:00 p.m.
SMT Room 4050/60

2018 Chapter Meeting Schedule

Meeting Minutes

Nov. 2017
Oct. 2017
Sept. 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016

Contract Information

2015-18 Master Contract
2015-18 Muni Court Contract

Seattle Chapter Officers & REC Delegates

Below is the list of officers and Regional Executive Committee (REC) delegates.

President: Denise Krownbell
Vice President: Mary Davis
Secretary: Joe Steinmeyer
Treasurer: Darren Wilson

REC Delegates
Roger Baker
Kristi Barton
Heidi Baumgardner
Kathy Boone
Joseph Bullock
Jason Carroll
Arabella Corcoro
Mary Davis
Koffi Fadonougbo
Gene Harris
Stefanie Hegland
Ulysses Hillard
Samantha Kealoha
Denise Krownbell
Gerard Legall
Vicki Lord
Timothy Lowry
Jennifer Lyman
Blake Morrison
Dan O’Sullivan
Deborah Pate
Art Pederson
Cynthia Robinson
Charlie Rogers
Brett Ronneberg
Sal Sailik
Joe Steinmeyer
Dianne Thomas
Ariska Thompson
Zach Valenter
Stuart Vitagliano
Bradley Wilburn
Darren Wilson
Allan Yamaguchi
Patricia Young

MLKC Labor Council Delegates


Find a downloadable list of Local 17 Stewards throughout the City of Seattle HERE.