PORT OF SEATTLE 

 

MEMORANDUM

 

 

COMMISSION AGENDA 

 

Item No. 

6d 

 

Date of Meeting 

August 25, 2009 

DATE:

 

July 31, 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 Pacific Northwest Regional 
Council of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of the America, 
Carpenters Union, Local No. 131. 

 

BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR 2008 - 2010

 

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

BACKGROUND

This agreement covers twenty-three (23) employees, members of the Pacific Northwest Regional 
Council of Carpenters of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. The 
Carpenters, Local 131, pulled out of the Seattle Council of Building Trades. The new agreement 
is based on the Maintenance Addendum they had previously been party to.  
 
The Carpenters Union Local 131 is participating in the 80 hour furlough. The Union was 
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, 2009 through December 31, 2012 

 

Wages: 

 

 

Wages shall continue to be 88% of the existing AGC Agreement rates of pay. 

 

Swing shift differential:  Employees working a full eight (8) hour shift shall receive a 
shift differential of 10% over their regular rate. 

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