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State Members Ratify 2021-2023 Contract

The PROTEC17 State negotiations team reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) with the State of Washington for the 2021-2023 state contract on Sept 24. After an electronic ballot vote, the TA [...]

State Members Ratify 2021-2023 Contract2020-12-14T10:09:00-08:00

PROTEC17’s 2020 Election Endorsements

While the presidential election is taking center stage, there are many important local races that will directly impact PROTEC17 members and our Pacific Northwest communities. As public sector employees, lawmakers in our cities, counties, and [...]

PROTEC17’s 2020 Election Endorsements2020-10-12T15:37:58-07:00

Working and parenting in a pandemic

Since March, when the coronavirus first upended everyone’s lives, working parents have had to learn how to juggle their jobs and kids more than ever before. From helping children log-in [...]

Working and parenting in a pandemic2020-10-12T14:49:12-07:00

Professional Development Funds still available for 2020

There are still funds available in the 2020 PROTEC17 Professional Development Fund. The fund provides monetary support to encourage the ongoing education and professional development of our members.  Now in [...]

Professional Development Funds still available for 20202020-10-12T14:11:50-07:00

Meet new Spokane-based PROTEC17 Union Rep

PROTEC17 hired it’s first Eastern Washington-based staff member, Suzie Saunders, who started in July. The Spokane resident and former PROTEC17 member is excited for her new role and has hit [...]

Meet new Spokane-based PROTEC17 Union Rep2020-10-12T13:58:06-07:00

Electronic ballot on constitution changes coming this summer

Over the last several months, the PROTEC17 constitution committee has continued their important work (virtually) to revise the governing document of our union. Started as a Regional Executive Committee (REC) [...]

Electronic ballot on constitution changes coming this summer2020-07-09T11:11:19-07:00

Meet Board Member Renee Thompson

PROTEC17 member Renee Thompson was appointed to the Executive Board in early June to fill a vacancy left by Trustee Mary Davis.  Thompson is an Engineering Tech IV with the [...]

Meet Board Member Renee Thompson2020-07-09T10:10:30-07:00
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