Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Bargaining Updates

December 17, 2021

Your WFSE Prosecuting Attorney's Office Bargaining Team has reached a tentative agreement (TA) with Pierce County.

Your Bargaining Team recommends that you ratify this tentative agreement which provides, in summary:

  1. A 2.9% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) wage increase for 2022
  2. An additional 2023 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) indexed to 90% of the rate of inflation for 2022 (based on Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma CPI) with a minimum wage increase of 2% and a cap of 4%
  3. One additional paid holiday in recognition of Juneteenth
  4. Improved language around non-discrimination to include families with children, citizenship or immigration status, veteran status and the use of a trained guide dog or service animal
  5. Longer time periods for identifying and processing workplace grievances/disputes
  6. Automatic notification of your Union when an Employee is issued disciplinary action (subject to employee’s opportunity to withdraw notification consent), better allowing for timely representation
  7. Increased employer contribution toward medical/vision plans to 96% of premium
  8. An all-gains contract with no concessions

Your Bargaining Team worked hard during negotiations with Pierce County to bring additional pay equity for our members, increase workplace rights and to place the pre-union days of 0% COLAs squarely in the rear-view mirror.  

In addition to the gains made in the tentative agreement, your bargaining team also successfully worked with Pierce County to:

  • Improve upon systems with the intent to reduce involuntary flex-time
  • Extend existing opportunities to voluntarily work additional paid hours into 2022
  • Better track actual hours worked, including those hours that are later flexed out.  

Expect to see a separate communications on those items soon!

We urge you to vote to accept the tentative agreement. Download and review the full tentative agreement.

Your Bargaining Team,

Sylvia Eichmann
Michelle Paiz
Kanani Palafox
Lindsay Schlaffman
Carolyn Seymour
Lilian Vasquez
Michelle White

Voting Instructions

  • Vote Closes: 4pm on Monday, December 20

  • Visit vote.wfse.org to cast your ballot.

  • Log in with your first name, last name and your PIN. You should have recieved your pin via email and/or text.

  • Click "ONLINE VOTING" below "Important Links." 

If you have questions or trouble voting, please contact the Member Connection Center by email at [email protected] or by phone at 833-MCC-WFSE.