City of Seattle

Local 17 Union Representatives for City of Seattle Members:

Amy Bowles, 206-328-7321 - ext. 118
(City Light, Neighborhoods)

Steven Pray, 206-328-7321 - ext. 105
(DoIT, Housing, Muni Court, SPU Contact Center)

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

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

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Negotiations for your next contract kicks off Sept. 20!

Negotiations for your next contract with the City of Seattle kicks off on Thurs., Sept. 20 with the Coalition of Unions. Thank you to the bargaining team for volunteering for this important role!

Your bargaining team is:

Rachael Brooks, City Light
Bronwen Carpenter, Parks
Ulysses Hillard, SPU
Gina Kim, SPU
Denise Krownbell, City Light
Ross McFarland, SDOT
Jennifer Peirce, Municipal Court
Dorel Radauceanu, Municipal Court
Jennifer Walker, SPD
Darren Wilson, Construction and Inspections (SDCI)
Plus alternates: Walker Dodson (OFH) and Aimee Kimball (City Light)

Want to get more involved? Attending rallies, meetings, and events, taking surveys, wearing stickers, and/or being a communicator who shares updates with your co-workers, for example, are all pivotal activities that show a unified front! If you'd like to help, please let your Union Representative know.

Also, we will be sending regular communications about negotiations to personal email addresses. If you or other co-workers need to update your information with us, you can do so online at:

Remember, your participation is crucial to this process!

We look forward to working with you to get a strong contract for our Seattle members!

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 • Dec. 13
12 Noon - 1:00 p.m.
SMT Room 4050/60

2018 Chapter Meeting Schedule

Meeting Minutes

Oct. 2018
Sept. 2018
August 2018

July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
Feb. 2018
Jan. 2018
Dec. 2017
Nov. 2017
Oct. 2017
Sept. 2017


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

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
Heidi Baumgardner
Kathy Boone
Rachael Brooks
Joseph Bullock
Arabella Corcoro
Monty Dhaliwal
Mary Davis
Levi Dineson
Koffi Fadonougbo
Gene Harris
Stefanie Hegland
Ulysses Hillard
Tia Jones
Denise Krownbell
Liza Krzyminski
Jennifer Leifi
Vicki Lord
Tim Lowry
Jennifer Lyman
Mahogany Montgomery
Blake Morrison
Cary Novotney
Deborah Pate
Art Pederson
Nelson Pesigan
Charlie Rogers
Brett Ronneberg
Sal Sailik (Abusailik)
Karen Selander
Joe Steinmeyer
Dianne Thomas
Ariska Thompson
Stuart Vitagliano
Darren Wilson
Dora Wrenn
Allan Yamaguchi

MLKC Labor Council Delegates