King County Information Technology
Local 17 KCIT Newsletter - Dec.2016
The newsletter below (click the image to link to the PDF) is emailed monthly to KCIT members to update you on the progress/resolution of various labor issues in the department.
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Tentative Agreement reached in Total Comp negotiations for 2017-18 contract
The King County Coalition of Unions, which includes Local 17, is pleased to report that we reached a tentative agreement with the County on Sept. 7 for the 2017-18 contract.
The agreement is for a total 2.25% wage increase in 2017, and a 2.75% increase in 2018, contingent on ratification of a Master Agreement effective Jan. 1, 2018.
The Coalition was also able to secure one additional day of vacation in 2017 and two days in 2018. After hearing concerns about members not being able to use their vacation days, the Coalition also secured language protecting members from going over their vacation cap in instances where they are unable to get approved vacation leave.
The County will continue to contribute $1465 per employee per month into insurance for 2017 and will increase that amount by 4% in 2018 to $1524. We also secured that there will be no premium share for two years.
The Coalition and the County agreed to extend the Paid Parental Leave pilot for 2017, to be negotiated for 2018 and beyond. We also settled on language protecting members’ individual contracts during the Master Agreement negotiation process.
We are grateful to the Local 17 bargaining team members -- Hossein Barahimi (DOT/Transit), Sheryl Davis (Public Health), Henry Dotson (DNRP), Steve Ford (IT), Jennell Hicks (Public Health), Barry Samet (DOT/Transit), Fred White (DDES/DPER), and Leonard Winchester (Public Health) -- for fighting hard for the rights of all of their members, and for obtaining a solid tentative agreement that satisfied all members of the Coalition. We will be holding information sessions soon, followed by a vote on the agreement by bargaining unit.
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IT Contract Extended Through 2016
By an overwhelming majority, the contract extension vote passed after ballots closed on Jan. 8. You can read the details of the agreement in the documents below:
2013-2016 TA with Addendum A
This extension includes a re-opener for After Hours Support. The County is seeking to open this issue and negotiate changes, however we do not yet know their interests or proposals. We will keep the bargaining unit apprised of any developments. If you have any questions about the contract extension, please contact your Union Representative.
King County IT Contracts