2022-2023, City of Seattle Negotiations:
May 18, 2023
Hello UA, Local 32 Member,
Negotiations with the city resumed on May 9th, with the city making a proposal to the union, and the union submitting a counter proposal. We are meeting to negotiate tomorrow and anticipate having more information to share with you soon. The next vote of the agreement will be conducted electronically, and the link will be emailed to you at that time. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this process.
May 1st, 2023
To all City of Seattle Local 32 Members,
I am pleased to announce that negotiations with the City of Seattle will once again commence on Tuesday the 9th of May and Friday the May 19th. The negotiating committee will meet one day prior to review the previous meeting minutes as well as prior conversations with the City. Once we have met and have a “last and final” proposal from the city, we'll reach out to the membership with information on a vote.
April 6th, 2023
The classification compensation analysis was completed by 3/31/23 as promised by the City of Seattle Labor Relation (LR). City LR is meeting with the Labor Relations Policy Committee (LRPC) to review data and parameters. LR has informed the union that they intend to conduct a negotiation meeting with Local 32 in the month of May. The date of the next negotiation meeting will be shared as soon as it is finalized.
January 18th, 2023
Brother Kurt Swanson addressed the MLK Labor Council
At the most recent Delegate Meeting on January 18, 2023, MLK Labor passed a resolution in support of UA Local 32 workers at the City of Seattle who are in the process of bargaining with the city. You can read that resolution in full here below.
As laid out in the resolution, we have deep concerns with the City’s failure to reach a fair contract agreement with UA 32. We request that, as leaders of Seattle, you find ways to expedite the process and recognize the bargaining rights and obligations of UA Local 32 on behalf of the members. We also demand the City engage in good faith bargaining, not surface or piecemeal bargaining, and recognize the important and essential functions performed by the UA Local 32 bargaining unit members for the citizens of Seattle.
Resolution to Support UA 32 Bargaining in Seattle
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, MLK Labor will send a letter to the City of Seattle Council, the Director of Labor Relations, and the mayor, in support of UA Local 32 bargaining unit members and requesting that the City of Seattle expedite the process and recognize the bargaining rights and obligations of UA Local 32 on behalf of the members
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, MLK Labor will demand the City of Seattle engage in good faith bargaining, not surface or piecemeal bargaining, and recognize the important and essential functions performed by the UA Local 32 bargaining unit members for the citizens of Seattle.
In closing we believe the added pressure of an outside entity being MLK Labor Council can do nothing but help our cause in the future with added pressure and attention to key figures within the city.
January 13th, 2023
This meeting was to run through the City’s proposed Wage Survey Project with us and the parameters around it. While this was NOT a bargaining session, this was information sharing and an opportunity for feedback from us, with an understanding that there is a significant interest in getting this off the ground as soon as possible from the COS. As stated before, this is a 2-to-3-month process but has finally started.
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