Late yesterday afternoon, our Coalition of Unions achieved a tentative agreement with the County over all compensation elements in your contract. The agreement is fully recommended by your Union bargaining committee.
At the recent delegates meeting of the Martin Luther King County Labor Council, AFL-CIO, regular business was suspended for a special event to honor those Unions and their leadership for exceptional achievements on behalf of working people.
We may be on the verge of an important breakthrough in our Total Comp negotiations with King County. This is great news, especially given the profound challenges we have faced over the last nine months of bargaining.
Our Union Coalition bargaining team spent most of the day in caucus on Wednesday, June 22, first reviewing the possible economic parameters including wage increases, a coalition premium and health and welfare benefit protection.