A proposed settlement to a class action lawsuit involving AETNA may impact some Local 117 members employed at King County.
AETNA plan members who received services from out-of-network providers from March 1, 2001 through August 30, 2013 may be eligible for cash payment under the proposal.
If you qualify for payment, you must fill out and return a Claim Form (with any necessary supporting documentation) by first class mail, postmarked no later than March 28, 2014.
Your legal rights in the settlement as well as information about the case are outlined in a court-authorized notice. Be sure to read over the notice carefully to determine your eligibility and your options in the case.
At a meeting on January 22, King County had planned to present its counterproposal to the KC Coalition of Unions' most recent proposal. The County informed the Coalition that it was not ready to make a counterproposal at that time, but there were several other business items discussed at the meeting.
You can view the Coalition's update from the meeting here.
The following is an update from the King County Coalition of Unions on the total compensation information session with the County:
This meeting was an opportunity for the County to make their case for the 2% “wage increase” proposal. Dwight Dively, the Budget Director from the King County Executive’s office met with the King County Coalition of Unions on December 12th to review the County’s budget forecast.Read more
On October 8, King County presented an initial proposal to the Coalition of Unions over your successor COLA agreement that included a 2 percent flat-rate increase for each year starting in 2015. The County is looking to move away from a CPI-based index to flat-rate wage increases in the future, a change that would make it harder for County employees to keep up with the rising cost of living.
View the complete update here.Read more
Please give a raucous Teamsters’ welcome to twelve new Local 117 members at King County. The new group of clerical and administrative employees in the County’s Wastewater Division will be accreting into the Wastewater bargaining unit.
The group, formerly represented by the Technical Employees Association (TEA), spent over a year fighting TEA appeals, but has finally prevailed in their desire to become Teamsters.Read more