Tell the Governor that Local 17 State Employees Deserve Equitable Pay!
We have not yet come to an agreement on our 2015-2017 state contract, and mediation is scheduled for Sept. 23-24. We need to let state executives know that we deserve a contract that helps solve the wage inequity issue!
Please send an email to Gov. Inslee and state executives via the "Take Action" button above!
2015-2017 Contract Not Settled!
Make Sure We Have Your Personal Email
for the Electronic Ballot!
Contrary to what you may have seen and heard in the media, Local 17 has not settled its 2015-2017 contract with the State of Washington and will be going to mediation. Your bargaining team is standing strong to send an important message to State executives that we need fair wage increases for all state workers. Read the latest on the negotiations blog: http://pte17.org/statenegotiations/
If/when we reach agreement in mediation, Local 17 state members will need to ratify the agreement by the legislatively-mandated October 1 deadline -- less than two weeks away!
Because of the tight timeline, we will be voting by electronic ballot this year. But we are restricted in our use of the state email system, so we need your personal email address in order to get voting information out to everyone.
Please enter your personal email and update other contact information HERE to ensure that you get timely updates and a link to the ballot!
Your 2015-2017 contract is currently being negotiated!
The Local 17 State Team has begun negotiations for the 2015-2017 contract. Visit the State Negotiations blog for the latest news and information.
WSDOT Rail Improves Rail Travel in the Pacific Northwest
King Street Station after the WSDOT Rail seismic retrofitting project was completed in 2013. Photo courtesy of WSDOT.
When people think of rail service in the Pacific Northwest, they most likely think about the Amtrak passenger train service, and freight operators like BNSF. But you might be surprised to learn that the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) – in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Transportation – actually manages its own passenger rail service, the Amtrak Cascades. Read the rest of the article here.
WSDOT Honors Fallen Workers
Workers Memorial Day is celebrated every April at WSDOT in conjunction with Work Zone Safety Awareness Week.
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