An up-date from your Negotiating Team and District Council 5 Union Representatives
A tentative agreement has been reached.
The language is being drafted on a new proposal with the Western WA Signatory Painting Employers (WWSPE) that will be ready for your consideration by mid-October. A series of short informational meetings to discuss the proposal will be scheduled in Seattle and Tacoma prior to any ratification vote. Members should make an effort to review and understand the proposal prior to voting. A key component of the negotiating process is to have a large percentage of the membership showing up to vote on any proposal. Numbers speak louder than words!
A mailer will go out to the membership with information on times and places of these Question and Answer sessions.
Voting will take place a week later.
In Solidarity, Painter’s Negotiating Team
We are currently meeting with management today and will be having discussion on our proposal today.
District Council 5 Election Committee Certified results dated July 2, 2015
Picket Captain/Education on July 1st at 6pm.
6770 E Marginal Way S Bldg E Rm 370C
Seattle, WA 98108
Please print form and drop off at your nearest Local office or email a copy to address below.
Local 300 office: Local 1964 Office:
6770 E Marginal Way S Bldg E Rm 303-A 220 S. 27th St.
Seattle, WA 98108 Tacoma, WA 98402
Email: Jeri Email: Julie
Email 2: Griselda
Click link below Picket line Do’s and Don’ts
Painting Negotiation Update
We had some discussions with our contractors on June 12, 2015. Western Washington Signatory Paint Employers (WWSPE) doesn’t see themselves meeting with their team until sometime after June 18, 2015. Once this occurs we will set a date to come back to the negotiations table. We will continue to be informed on any new developments.
– Chris Winters & Greg Flatmo
Update Western Washington Painters Contract Vote June 6, 2015
The contract proposal was rejected and a strike authorization was taken and passed.Your leadership team is contacting a mediator and management prior to authorizing strike activity to take place.
You should continue to report to work until otherwise notified. If you are interested in becoming a picket captain or collecting job site locations of work.
Please contact Local 300 206-441-6922 or Local 1964 253-272-2443