➤ $1/hour is not enough to pay for my parking in downtown Seattle every day. Why can’t we get our parking paid in full? What about Bellevue?

  • While the intent of the $1/hour in pay for carpenters working in the downtown core is to assist those members in paying for costly daily parking, the wage increase is considered “zone pay” like a carpenter working in the San Juan Islands, or other locations where the travel to the job site is burdensome.
  • Every carpenter, regardless if they personally pay for parking, use public transportation, or carpool will be reimbursed the $1/hour zone pay for their work in the downtown core. Zone pay is also computed into overtime hours.
  • Most importantly, the addition of new zone pay provides a starting point to build on in future negotiations. We have been active in negotiating in parking on project labor agreement (PLA) jobs and this is the first time we have a starting point for parking in non-PLA work.

Did You Know?

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