Our King County members are integral to roads, transportation, emergency management, Public Health, and more for the entire Seattle-Metro area.
Union Contracts Approved by Council!
*Does not apply to Transit Chiefs and Transit Superintendents as both bargaining units are still in negotiations.
Yesterday, the King County Council voted to approve our union contracts, including both the Coalition Labor Agreement and the individual appendices that had been ratified by members. Thank you to everyone that provided testimony to the Council advocating for the adoption of our contracts!
Next, the ordinance approving the contracts will go to the Executive, Dow Constantine, for signature. That signature date will be the effective date for all new language in the contracts. The County has announced the roll out dates for the economic components as follows:
- Prospective general wage increases (GWI) will appear on the Oct. 13, 2022 pay check
- Total of 4.5% increase to your current base rate
- Sliding Scale Bonus will appear on the Nov. 10, 2022 paycheck
- Retroactive GWI will appear on the Nov. 11, 2022 paycheck
- 1.5% for 2021
- 3% for 2022
Congratulations to our bargaining team members for all your hard work and dedication throughout this process!