After a lengthy bargaining process, we are excited to announce that we have reached a fully-recommended tentative agreement with the City of Kent.

The agreement improves wages, preserves benefits, and improves retirement security by increasing contributions into the Teamsters pension.

The agreement also adds DRIVE language. DRIVE is the Teamsters non-partisan political action committee. DRIVE money comes from the voluntary contributions of members.  DRIVE helps protect workers by financing efforts to protect your state pension and by adding political pressure on state and local politicians to help achieve strong contracts.

Both municipalities and businesses spend big money to promote their political agenda.  It only makes sense for workers to have the same rights. Unions are the only organizations that are specifically designed to accomplish this.

We were able to achieve this tentative agreement thanks to the tenacity, perseverance and professionalism of your bargaining committee and a spirit of problem-solving with the city.  

Please take a moment to thank them for all of the hard work that they performed on your behalf.  

Your union bargaining committee:

  • Paul Johnson
  • Adam Barker
  • Pat Alconcel
  • Pat Ehrenheil
  • Ben Levenhagen
  • Mark Marcelia
  • Steve Reynolds