Labor Relations

Labor Relations provides technical and professional services to policy makers and City department managers, to advance effective, respectful and fair labor relations. This enhances the City's delivery of quality public services.

Management representatives for the City of Seattle and labor representatives of the majority of unions that represent employees of the City have worked diligently and deliberately to develop a relationship based upon mutual respect, openness, honesty, and accountability for mutual decisions. We're creating a labor relations environment that meets our respective interests, using strategies that build a productive relationship for the future. The parties have established a number of structures and statements of mutual understandings.

Consistent with and pursuant to RCW 42.30.140(4)(b), and Municipal Code Section 4.04.120, the Labor Relations Policy Committee exclusively plans and adopts the strategy or position to be taken by the City to fulfill its obligations during the course of any collective bargaining, professional negotiations, or grievance or mediation proceedings, or reviews the proposals made in those negotiations or proceedings while in progress. The City's obligation to engage in these activities related to collective bargaining is expressed in Chapter 41.56, RCW.The LRPC normally meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. in City Hall, depending upon the existence of agenda items applicable to RCW 42.30.140(4)(b). In accordance with RCW 42.30.140(4)(b), these meetings are not public.

The LRPC members are:

Council President Lorena Gonzalez, Chair of LRPC
Councilmember Lisa Herbold
Councilmember Andrew Lewis
Councilmember Tammy Morales
Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda
Mayor or Designee
Ben Noble, City Budget Office Director
Bobby Humes, Seattle Human Resources Director 

Download the LRPC Agenda


Executive Order 01-14 Labor Negotiations

Carpenters Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters

Court Marshals Seattle Municipal Court Marshals' Guild

Fire Chiefs Seattle Fire Chiefs Association, IAFF, Local 2898

Fire Fighters International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 27

Joint Crafts Council Joint Crafts Council Collective Bargaining Agreement

PROTEC 17

PROTEC 17-Municipal Court Probation Counselors

Local 21 WA State Council of County City Employees, Local 21-PA Assistant City Prosecutors

Local 21C WA State Council of County City Employees, Local 21C

Local 21-PA WA State Council of County and City Employees, Local 21-PA Assistant City Prosecutors

Local 21Z WA State Council of County and City Employees, Local 21Z Crew Chiefs and Supervisors

Local 32 Journeymen Apprentices of Plumbing Pipe Fitting Industry, Local 32

Local 77-City Light International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 77-City Light

Local 77 - CMEO International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 77 - CMEO

Local 77-IT Professionals International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 77-Information Technology Professionals

Local 77 - Material Controllers Unit International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 77 - Material Controllers

Local 77 - Power Marketers Unit  International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 77 - Power Marketers Unit

Local 77-Transportation International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 77 Transportation

Local 79 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 160, Local 79

Local 117-Guest Services Teamsters, Local 117-Seattle Center Guest Services

Local 289 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 160, Local 289

Local 763 Public, Professional Office-Clerical Employees Drivers, Local 763

Local 763 - Supervisor Unit Public, Professional & Office-Clerical Employees and Drivers, Local 763, Supvr

Local 1239-Rec Public Svc Industrial Employees, Local 1239-Rec. Leaders Attendants

SPDG Seattle Police Dispatchers' Guild

SPEOG Seattle Parking Enforcement Officers' Guild

SPMA Seattle Police Management Association

SPOG Seattle Police Officers' Guild

L117 - Warehouser Teamsters, Local 117 - Evidence Warehsr Unit