8f. Memo

ILWU Local 9 MOU Mid Shift Differential

AGENDA MEMORANDUM                        Item No.          8f 
ACTION ITEM                            Date of Meeting      January 9, 2024 

DATE:     December 15, 2023 
TO:        Stephen P. Metruck, Executive Director 
FROM:    Spruce Metzger, Labor Relations Manager 
SUBJECT:  Port of Seattle – ILWU Local 9 Memorandum of Understanding Re: Mid-Shift
Amount of this request:                        Approximately $318,729 

Request Commission authorization for the Executive Director to enter into an MOU with ILWU
Local 9 that creates an exception to existing CBA language and makes Security Access Specialist 
shifts beginning at 3:00am eligible to receive a 10 percent mid-shift differential. 
The Port of Seattle and the ILWU Local 9, representing 153 Security Access Specialists (SAS)
at the airport are parties to a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) expiring 12/31/2023.
Security Access Specialists are responsible for performing regulated tasks required under the
various TSA Regulations applicable to the Airport, including monitoring and controlling access to
Security Identification Display Area (SIDA), screening and inspecting Airport Workers, their
accessible property, and all commodities and consumables being delivered to secured areas of
the airport, and monitoring and enforcing stakeholder compliance with the Airport Security
The Port and ILWU Local 9 have tentatively agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding
(MOU) providing that any shift that begins at 3:00am would qualify for the Mid Shift 
differential. The terms of the MOU only apply to the Shift Bid that begins on January 7, 2024.
as the Parties are currently in CBA bargaining with the CBA set to expire on December 31,
The current CBA provides for a shift differential of 10% of the base wage rate to employees
who work the majority of their hours between 11:00pm and 6:59am. 

Template revised January 10, 2019.

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Meeting Date: January 9, 2024 
RCW Chapter 41.56 requires the Port of Seattle to collectively bargaining wages, hours and
conditions of employment with the exclusive bargaining representative designated by the
The shift schedule for Security Access Specialists (SAS) in Aviation Security that begins on
January 7, 2024, includes an increase of 45 10-hour shifts beginning at 3:00 and ending at
1:00pm in order to accommodate the high volume of employee screening needed in the
early hours of the morning at SEA. 
Annual cost of the MOU is estimated to be $318,729, based on 2023 wage rates. 
(1)   Memorandum of Understanding 

Template revised June 27, 2019 (Diversity in Contracting).


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