Port of Seattle

PROTEC17 Airport Duty Managers (ADMs) oversee the operation of the terminal and airfield facilities to ensure that the airport operates safely, efficiently, and in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations. This highly visible representative of airport operations is the primary point‐of‐contact for information regarding safety, security, emergencies, compliance, construction, airlines, passengers, renters, and airport neighbors.

Congratulations on your first union contract!

After two long years of negotiations, you have our first union contract with the Port of Seattle!

A group of ADMs contacted PROTEC17 back in 2021 to express interest in organizing. Among your top concerns were scheduling and establishing a pay scale that would serve both as a recruitment and retention tool, but also provide some consistency and fairness with pay. With our new contract, we have achieved just that!

The agreement establishes a wage scale that will attract and keep top talent. You will also receive backpay adding up to 8% and 6% increases in 2022 and 2023 respectively, and will be placed on the new wage scale in May of this year. You will also able to use Awarded Time and utilize partial-day absences without loss of pay.

Your bargaining team also used Interest-Based Bargaining (IBB) in coordination with the Public Employee Relations Commission (PERC) to establish a scheduling pilot program – components of which have already been implemented.

Of course, the most important win of this new contract is that you now have a voice on the job – with ‘Just Cause’ language and a robust Grievance process to ensure fair treatment embedded in the contract.

If you have questions about the contract, please reach out to your PROTEC17 Union Representative Sarah Lorenzini at  or 206-328-7321 ext. 110. Welcome to YOUR union Port of Seattle workers!