It takes a special person to dedicate over twenty years to a volunteer position, but for Sean Simmons, it’s been a privilege to serve on the PROTEC17 Executive Board. As [...]
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So far Jacky Nakamura has created 25 blog entries.
When the weather gets severe – especially in the extreme cold of winter – it’s critical to help our unhoused neighbors stay warm and dry. For PROTEC17 members at the [...]
The 2022 election cycle has ended and PROTEC17-endorsed candidates who won are preparing for the work ahead. Washington As part of the Political Action Committee (PAC), PROTEC17 members and staff [...]
As part of our committment to becoming an anti-racist organization, and along with the member-driven priority to elevate racial justice initiatives in our 2020-22 Strategic Plan, PROTEC17 staff and leaders [...]
On Dec. 7, thousands of union members at the City of Seattle wore stickers and used virtual backgrounds in support of the Coalition of City Unions (CCU) bargaining team as [...]
Members from the City of Seattle represented PROTEC17 at the Tradeswomen Build Nations conference this fall. The annual conference, held from Oct. 28-30 this year, is put on by the [...]
This fall, PROTEC17 began another strategic planning process to create a road map for our union for the next three years. Once complete, the 2023-2025 Strategic Plan will include goals [...]
PROTEC17 Stewards! Have you gotten your copy of the newly revised Steward Resource Guide? The guide is full of practical advice on your role, rights, and responsibilities when working in your [...]
On Sat., Oct. 22, the PROTEC17 Regional Executive Commit-tee (REC), our union’s policy-making body, convened in-person for the first time in three years at the Seattle Labor Temple to conduct [...]
The new and improved PROTEC17 member portal launched this fall, and so far, nearly 1,500 members have registered for the platform designed to keep members connected and to foster dialogue [...]
State contract ratified; members to receive 4% general wage increase in 2023, 3% in 2024, among other wins
After votes were tallied on Sept. 29, PROTEC17 State members overwhelmingly voted to ratify the 2023-2025 contract, which will now go to the Governor’s office and the State Legislature for [...]
Seattle kicks off negotiations for the next contract; Meet the bargaining team and the contract action team
On Sept. 7, PROTEC17 Seattle members met with fellow union members from the Coalition of City Unions (CCU) at City Hall in downtown Seattle to kick off negotiations for the [...]
Congratulations to the 53 PROTEC17 members who completed our new Steward training series this summer! The two-part virtual series was offered on several dates and times throughout the months of [...]
Now in its eleventh year, the PROTEC17 scholarship program has awarded over $60,000 in scholarships to members’ dependents to help in their pursuit of a higher education. We are proud [...]
PROTEC17 staff and members attended the Washington State Labor Council’s (WSLC) annual convention this summer in Wenatchee. The event was full of engaging panels, presentations, and action items to strengthen [...]
This summer, PROTEC17 welcomed two new staff members to our team – Union Organizer Brenna Stroup (left) and Digital Communications Manager Jacky Nakamura (right). As an Internal Organizer, [...]
Portland members gathered this summer in Mt. Tabor Park to celebrate the season (with ice cream!) and the end of contract negotiations.
The annual college scholarship program for dependents of PROTEC17 members is now open! Since its inception in 2011, PROTEC17 has awarded 17 scholarships totalling over $50,000 towards the advanced education [...]
PROTEC17 welcomes our newest members from the King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA) to our union! The KCRHA is a new agency that coordinates services, funding, and policy for people [...]
As PROTEC17 members at the City of Portland prepared for negotiations of their 2022-2025 contract last year, they understood they’d be facing a very different set of challenges than previous [...]