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September 23, 2021

County, unions reach vaccine deal

SEATTLE — King County announced yesterday that it has struck a deal around the vaccine mandate for county employees with a majority of its unions, including the King County Coalition of Unions, the Technical Employees Association, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 77, the King County Corrections Guild and the Washington State Nurses Association.

In August, County Executive Dow Constantine issued an order that all Executive Branch employees must be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18. Since then, the Office of Labor Relations has been in negotiations on compliance and implementation, coming to an agreement with the unions.

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