Let's work together to protect our rights and values!

Watch Local 17 Executive Director Behnaz Nelson talk about the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case -- Janus v. AFSCME -- that could change how public sector unions operate.

What can we do to help our communities?

There have been a lot of tragedies in our world over the last few weeks – from natural disasters to the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

People are hurting. Your fellow human beings are hurting.

We at Professional & Technical Employees Local 17 want to encourage you to serve our interconnected, global community in any way that you can. And as your union, we want to have the hard conversations that will foster positive change, and engage with you on ideas about how to make a collective difference in our world.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by these tragic incidents. If you have ideas about what your union can do to help, please let us know.

Thank you for taking our membership-wide survey!

Unions are facing big challenges. But we at Professional & Technical Employees (PTE) Local 17 are ready to take them on!

If we had your personal email address on file, you should have received a link to a survey from an outside research company called EMC that will help guide the future of this organization. Thank you to everyone that took the time to take the survey! We look forward to sharing the results with you when we get them.

What is the Value of a Union?

In this video, Local 17 members talk about the value of having a union.

Right-to-Work is just plain WRONG

Watch this video from Robert Reich, economist and former Secretary of Labor, to better understand how Right-to-Work laws threaten your contract, workplace, and community.


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