State of Washington

Local 17 Union Representatives for State of Washington Members

Sarah Lorenzini, 206-328-7321 ext. 110 (WSDOT Engineers - Puget Sound Region)
Alexis Young , 206-328-7321 ext. 103 (DOL, WSP, WSDOT Engineers - Statewide)

2019-21 State Contract Ratified!

The electronic ballots have been tallied, and the 2019-2021 contract with the State of Washington has been overwhelmingly ratified by the membership! See the documents at the links below for the details.

2019-21 Negotiations Summary and Contract Highlights
2019-21 Full Redlined Tentative Agreement (TA)
2019-21 TA - Compensation (Article 42)
2019-21 TA - Healthcare
2019-21 Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)

The next steps will be to make sure the contract is included in the Legislature's budget during the 2018 session. Please remember to vote for candidates who support State workers. Watch for the next issue of Local 17's Insight (Sept./Oct. issue) where we will have a complete list of political endorsements for worker-friendly candidates and initiatives.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the process, especially the hard-working team of Local 17 members who sacrificed and often volunteered their own personal time to participate in the bargaining sessions:

WSDOT Members:
Daniels Jones
Jeannie McCully
Elizabeth McGovern
Steve Morgans
Elsa Pond
Faith Shuler

WSP Members:
Russ Hallgren
Mindi Mezek

DOL Members:
Donna Blume
Heather Hoffmann

If you have any questions, please contact a bargaining team member, or your Local 17 State Union Representative: Sarah Lorenzinior Alexis Young.

Your 2019-21 contract negotiations team!

State employee birthdates prohibited from release to Freedom Foundation

In the on-going court case between public sector unions in Washington state -- including Local 17 -- and the Freedom Foundation, the Court Commissioner this week prohibited the release of state employee birthdates to the anti-union group pending the outcome of the appeal. Since this could take up to a year to work its way through the Appeals Court, this is a victory for state union members who are concerned about safeguarding their personal information.

In compliance with the Public Records Act (RCW 42.56.250), state employee names and work emails have been released to the Freedom Foundation. Local 17 will be working with other unions in the 2017 legislative session to ammend the requirements of this law to ensure that your privacy is protected.

State Members

Department of Licensing
Department of Transportation
Washington State Patrol

Current Contract

To access an electronic version of the 2017-2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement, click here.


State Employee Grievance Form

Travel Reimbursement Policies

OFM Travel Policies
WSDOT Travel Policies

State Negotiations Newsletters

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