Pierce County Members

Contact Local 17 Representative Denise Cobden
(206) 328-7321 or (800) 783-0017, Ext. 127

It’s Open Enrollment Time!

The open enrollment for your 2018 Pierce County benefit plans will run through December 1st. In addition to the Pierce County open enrollment you must complete the teamsters open enrollment by December 15th. Login to the link below to complete your open enrollment.

You can save $200-$600 from your annual deductible if you complete a health assessment. You and your spouse or covered domestic partner must complete the assessment by December 15th to be eligible for the savings. Login to the link below to complete your health assessment.

Teamsters Open Enrollment- https://www.nwadmin.com/NWAdmin/SPages/Home.aspx

Health Assessment- http://wateamsters.vivacity.com/

Contract Negotiations Update

The process to secure a successor agreement for the current contracts with Pierce County began on October 18.  In this preliminary meeting, the Local 17 negotiating team and Pierce County crafted Ground Rules to govern the entire negotiation process and verbally exchanged ideas regarding core issues. As expected, the discussion touched on all major economic issues (wages, medical, etc.), as well as various work rules.

The parties agreed on the following negotiation dates:

November 1, 15, 21, 30
December 12

Additional negotiation dates will be added to this schedule as necessary.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your Local 17 Bargaining Team: Aaron Erickson, Troy Lee, Mike Manley and Denise Cobden (PTE17 Staff).

VEBA Vote for 2018

Voting has ended for the Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) for all potential retiring employees in 2018. Eligible members in both the Engineering and Supervisors bargaining units have voted YES to participating in VEBA at the 100% level.

VEBA is a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) -- a type of health plan that reimburses out-of-pocket healthcare costs (i.e. insurance co-pays and deductibles, prescription costs, Medicare Part B premiums, supplemental insurance premiums, most over-the-counter medications and supplies, etc.) incurred by you, your spouse and qualifying dependents during retirement. All contributions, investment earnings, and withdrawals (claims) are tax-free.

2017 Chapter Meetings

All Pierce County Chapter meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. in the Tacoma Mall Office Building 4th Floor, Conference Rooms 4A and 4B. The next meeting is on:

2018 schedule coming soon!

Chapter Officers and Stewards

January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018

President: Troy Lee
Mike Manley
Treasurer: Aaron Erickson
REC Delegates:
Troy Lee, Aaron Erickson

We have an opening for the Secretary position. If you are interested, please contact Chapter President Troy Lee.

Raymond Belleza, Bryan Chappell, Chris Estep, Erica Grimm, Aaron Erickson, Hans Hunger, Troy Lee, Juan Loyola, Mike Manley, Sarah Motsenbocker, Seth Schade 

Contract Info

Current Contracts

2016-17 Engineering Contract

2016-17 Supervisors Contract