No Healthcare Premium Changes for 2017
There will be no increase in your healthcare premium for either Teamsters Plan A or the Teamsters Group Health plan that covers Pierce County members in 2017. You can find more detailed information in the document at the link below.
2017 Teamsters Health Plan Changes
VEBA Vote Results
Both units of members overwhelmingly voted to adopt HRA VEBA for the years 2016-2018. They also voted that the program should be at the 100% level of sick leave cash-out payable upon retirement.
Retroactive Pay in April 1, 2016 Paycheck
We have been told by Pierce County that your retroactive pay, as well as the insurance premium rebate, will be contained in the April 1, 2016 paycheck. If there is a change in this date, the county will inform us and we will update you immediately.
2016-17 Contracts Ratified!
On December 15, members overwhelmingly ratified new two year agreements for both the Engineering (96.5% 'Yes' vote) and Supervisor (91% 'Yes' vote) bargaining units.
The bargaining committee worked extremely hard in presenting a proposal based on the bargaining surveys submitted by members at Pierce County to achieve a contract that worked for both sides. Highlights of the two-year agreement are:
Effective Jan. 4, 2016 an increase of 1.1%
Effective June 20, 2016 an increase of 1.0%
Effective Jan. 2, 2017 an increase of 1.50%
Effective June 19, 2017 an increase of 1.25%
Pierce County will pay for the 5.7% increase to the healthcare premium for 2016 and will pick up the first 6% of any premium increase in 2017.
Local 17 members are also able to participate in the employee paid, voluntary short term disability program. This benefit was provided to you during the recent open enrollment period. If you missed out on that this year, you can sign up next year. Again, this is a voluntary plan.
Increased from $15,000.00 to $25,000.00
Employees scheduled 35 hours per week or more will be considered fulltime and their seniority date will not be adjusted due to their reduced schedule.
You can find the details of the redlined contracts in the post below. Thank you for your participation in this important process.
If you have any questions, please contact a member of the bargaining committee: Troy Lee, Aaron Erickson, or Mike Manley
2016 Wellness Program
The Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust is again offering its participants’ the opportunity to participate in the wellness program for 2016.
At the links below, you will find a copy of the notices about the program for both Cigna PPO and Group Health Options medical plans. All participants have the opportunity to earn incentives for next year (like hundreds of dollars off of deductibles) by taking their respective Health Assessment. You can find more information about the assessments in the notices.
Teamsters Welfare Trust (Cigna PPO)
Group Health Options
President: Troy Lee
Vice-President: Mike Manley
Treasurer: Aaron Erickson
Troy Lee, Aaron Erickson
We have an opening for the Secretary position. If you are interested, please contact Chapter President Troy Lee, or Local 17 Union Representative Patrick Silvernale.
Raymond Belleza, Bryan Chappell, Chris Estep, Erica Grimm, Aaron Erickson, Hans Hunger, Troy Lee, Juan Loyola, Mike Manley, Sarah Motsenbocker, Seth Schade