Members approved two additional amendments to the PROTEC17 Constitution after votes were tallied on Dec. 15. 

Revisions to the guiding document for our union began in 2019 when the Regional Executive Committee (REC) – the governing body of PROTEC17 – approved forming a committee to make many needed updates. The committee is: Marc Anderson (King County – now retired), Rachael Brooks (City of Seattle), Ulysses Hillard (City of Seattle), Jake Jacobovitch (King County), Dan Santon (King County) and Sean Simmons (WSDOT).

From housekeeping items, like the reference to our new name ‘PROTEC17’ (formerly PTE17), to policy revisions, this project is ensuring that this vital document is up-to-date and reflects best practices for union governance. The first revision was voted on in March 2020, approving the use of electronic ballots for voting. Since then, five other amendments have been ratified by PROTEC17 members. Amendment 7 will make improvements to Chapter structure and funding, and amendment 8 will create a new process for bringing resolutions to the REC for discussion. 

While the committee is nearing the end of their two-year project, they may bring some last proposals to members in 2022. Thanks for voting and stay tuned!