Washington State Patrol (WSP)

Local 17 Union Representative for WSP Members

Alexis Young: 206-328-7321 ext. 103

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!

CVEO/CVO Labor Management Committee

On a quarterly basis, your Local 17 Union Rep and members are meeting with representatives from other unions as well as Washington State Patrol (WSP) management in a Labor Management Committee (LMC) meeting to discuss current issues impacting our CVEO and CVO members. 

Jan. 11, 2018 meeting notes
Sept. 29, 2017 meeting notes

If you have issues you'd like to bring to the committee, please contact Alexis Young

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.

Current Contract

To access an electronic version of the 2017-19 Collective Bargaining Agreement, click here.

WSP Chapter Officers & Stewards


Russell Hallgren

Vice President:
Patrick Johnson

Jonas Mast

REC Delegate:
Russell Hallgren

REC Alternate:


Fred Aebischer
Keith Barton
Anthony Cooling
Suzanne Esquivel
Ronald Griffith
Russell Hallgren
Richard Helpenstall
Nicholas Hopper
Patrick Johnson
Wesley Kenworthy
Christine Mallahan
Jonas Mast
Keith Qunell
Dave Robinson
Dean Robinson

Communications Officers and Info Technology Unit

Mindi Mezek - Bellevue

Vice President:
Celina Thompson - Vancouver

Cenci Miner - Bremerton

CO Stewards

Bellevue: Tristan Cody and Mindi Mezek
Bremerton: Cenci Miner and Mariah Ware
Marysville: Melissa Myers
Spokane: Megan Walter
Vancouver: Trish Arnold
Wenatchee: Courtney Grant
Yakima: Sabrina Morton