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Cultivating and maintaining collaborative working relationships with our labor partners, employing innovative and creative solutions to challenges, and achieving just and sustainable results


The Office of Labor Relations negotiates, implements and administers over 70 labor agreements covering the terms of employment for the County's approximately 11,000 represented employees.

We accomplish this by negotiating agreements that contribute to realizing Executive Constantine's goals of service, excellence, financial stewardship, public engagement, and quality workforce.

Our role

The Office of Labor Relations carries out its mission of support to County leadership by providing fiscally prudent and quality service delivery to a vibrant and productive populace as reflected in the King County Strategic Plan. We work with our labor partners to help make possible the expanded culture of customer service and continued sound financial management, and to ensure the first-rate workforce vital to support our efforts at excellence.