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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

PROTEC17 at 40th annual MLK Day March and Rally

PROTEC17 staff and members joined the Seattle MLK Jr. Coalition and other community groups at the 40th annual MLK Day Rally and March on Jan. 17. The Coalition aims to [...]

PROTEC17 at 40th annual MLK Day March and Rally2022-02-23T10:12:58-08:00

New PROTEC17 swag now available!

We're working on some exciting new ways for you to show your PROTEC17 pride! Our swag store, which launched one year ago this month, is home to union-made and union-printed [...]

New PROTEC17 swag now available!2021-12-16T14:20:02-08:00

Big PROTEC17 wins to close out 2021!

Seattle members ratify historic 2022 contract! The PROTEC17 Seattle Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement (TA) with the City of Seattle in late November, and members voted to ratify the [...]

Big PROTEC17 wins to close out 2021!2021-12-16T14:15:19-08:00

Insight wins 2021 Labor Media Awards!

PROTEC17 was awarded several prizes in the 2021 Labor Media Awards Contest sponsored by the International Labor Communications Association - woot! The annual contest highlights the best in union and [...]

Insight wins 2021 Labor Media Awards!2021-12-16T14:06:41-08:00
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