PORT OF SEATTLE 

 

MEMORANDUM

 

 

COMMISSION AGENDA 

 

Item No. 

6c 

 

Date of Meeting 

August 25, 2009 

DATE:

 

July 30, 2009 

 

 

 
TO:

 

Tay Yoshitani, Chief Executive Officer  

 
FROM:

 

Gary Schmitt, Labor Relations Director 

 

 
SUBJECT:

 

Request for authorization for the Chief Executive Officer to execute a new Labor 
Agreement between the Port of Seattle and the Seattle Building and Construction 
Trades Council, Maintenance Agreement Addendum. 

 

BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR 2008 - 2010

 

This labor agreement supports the Port’s strategy for “High Performance Organization.” 

BACKGROUND

This agreement covers 84 employees, members of the following unions  

Operating Engineers Local 302:  

3 employees 

Laborers Local 440/242: 

 

56 employee 

Plumbers Local 232:   

 

4 employees  

Painters Local 5/1094: 

 

15 employees 

Sprinkler Fitters Local 699:   

4 employees 

Sheet metal workers Local 66; 

2 employees 

 
 
The current agreement expired on December 31, 2007, however there was an extension 
agreement. This contract is tied to the outside rate and the Union has requested that we back date 
the contract so that the contract cycles are consistent.  
 
The Building Trades Council Unions are participating in the 80 hour furlough. The Unions were 
instrumental in achieving the necessary budget reductions for represented employees, and have 
continued to cooperate with and partner with Management and Labor Relations to assure the 
administration of the furlough program is successful.  
 

SCOPE OF THE AGREEMENT 

 

Term of the Agreement: 
 

 

January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2010 

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