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Take the 2023-2025 Strategic Planning Survey!

Our union is embarking on another strategic planning process to define our priorities for the next three years. This plan will help shape our union's direction and goals from 2023-2025. Every [...]

Take the 2023-2025 Strategic Planning Survey!2022-12-21T08:50:46-08:00

PROTEC17 Chapter Elections – Nominations OPEN!

Nominations for Chapter leadership positions are now open! If you'd like to nominate yourself or another member (with their permission!) for a leadership role, please email your nomination to [...]

PROTEC17 Chapter Elections – Nominations OPEN!2022-12-21T08:51:11-08:00

Portland Street Response employees join PROTEC17!

PROTEC17 continues to grow! In late September, we officially welcomed our newest members from Portland Street Response (PSR) to our union! Peer Support Specialists and Mental Health Crisis Responders voted [...]

Portland Street Response employees join PROTEC17!2022-12-21T08:51:17-08:00

Unions rally with Starbucks Workers United

On Sept. 13, PROTEC17 members and staff rallied at Starbucks headquarters in Seattle alongside Starbucks Workers United (SWU) and many other unions to call out the union busting that’s been [...]

Unions rally with Starbucks Workers United2022-12-21T08:51:55-08:00

PROTEC17 supports SEA teachers!

PROTEC17 staff and members showed up on the picket lines to support the Seattle Education Association (SEA) at the beginning of September. SEA teachers were striking for safety, equity, fair [...]

PROTEC17 supports SEA teachers!2022-12-21T08:52:02-08:00

Reproductive Rights are Workers’ Rights

PROTEC17 stands with the millions of women, girls, transgender and gender-non-conforming people, and all working people for reproductive healthcare, justice, and rights. Since 1918, PROTEC17 members have joined together to [...]

Reproductive Rights are Workers’ Rights2022-06-29T12:48:38-07:00

Portland members work to remedy wage inequities

At the City of Portland, two recent wins have made big progress towards more fair and equitable wages for PROTEC17 members, today and into the future. Last year, when Capital [...]

Portland members work to remedy wage inequities2022-04-26T13:21:42-07:00

New PROTEC17 swag 20% OFF through March 7!

Show your PROTEC17 pride with some of our latest merchandise! Our swag store is home to union-made and union-printed merchandise for our members, sold at-cost. In the last month, we [...]

New PROTEC17 swag 20% OFF through March 7!2022-02-23T07:37:12-08:00

Our union keeps growing stronger!

PROTEC17 grew its membership again in 2021! With public approval of unions being at an all time high, this growth trend mirrors the national wave of workers coming together to [...]

Our union keeps growing stronger!2022-02-22T14:49:05-08:00

State negotiations kick off in March!

Contract negotiations for our members at the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the Department of Licensing (DOL), and the Washington State Patrol (WSP) will kick off in March with [...]

State negotiations kick off in March!2022-02-22T14:45:52-08:00
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