After more than a year of negotiations, employees at the King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA) have unanimously approved the tentative agreement on their first contract! 

While the negotiations process officially began in September of 2022, PROTEC17 had to file an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) in early 2023 to get leadership to bring in outside expertise to begin bargaining in earnest. Part of the issue was that KCHRA faced multiple internal organizational challenges throughout negotiations. 

 Despite the delays, the PROTEC17 bargaining teams – representing two units and a total 61 employees – stood firm and won a fair first contract that provides ‘Just Cause’ language, guaranteed wage increases, and enforceable language to hold management accountable. Plus, workers will now have a unified voice on the job.

 Congratulations KCRHA members! You can find more information on our website at: or contact PROTEC17 Union Representative Regan McBride at or 206-328-7321 ext. 107.