Corrections Officer Pay Increasing 15% As Staffing Shortages Hit Critical Levels

King County Corrections needs to fill roughly 100 vacant positions. To incentivize new and lateral hires, the union which represents the agency has recently voted to raise its standard hourly wage by a flat 15%.

The Corrections Guild’s contract expired in December 2021, and officers in jails and prisons in King County have been working without a contract since then. After more than 14 months of negotiations, they have announced that a new contract has been signed.

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