BULLETIN: CWU reaches contract agreement!



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BULLETIN: Central Washington University reaches tentative agreement

The Central Washington University Bargaining Team at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 18) reached tentative agreement on their 2015-2017 contract.

It includes pay raises and much more. The team recommends a yes vote on ratification. CWU members will receive more information and online voting instructions in the mail and online at: http://www.wfse.org/ratification-cwu/

Here are the major highlights of the CWU agreement that would take effect July 1, 2015, and run through June 30, 2017:

• 3% increase in 2015 (see Art. 43).
• 1.8% increase in 2016 (see Art. 43).
• A guaranteed “me-too” with General Government and a wage re-opener clause (see Art. 43).
• Two new personal leave days (see Art. 18).
• Call back pay extended to Law Enforcement Officers (see Art. 43).
• Increase shift premium pay to $1.25 per hour (see Art. 43).
• Day for a day (see Art. 10 and Art. 18).

 

Your CWU Bargaining Team recommends you 
VOTE TO ACCEPT this Agreement.

HIGHLIGHTS 
OF THE ECONOMIC GAINS IN 2015-2017 ARTICLES
Article 43 – Compensation
•    3% across the board increase effective 7/1/15
•    1.8% across the board increase effective 7/1/16
•    Call Back Pay extended to Law Enforcement Officers.
•    Increased Shift Premium to $1.25 per hour.

HIGHLIGHTS 
OF THE NON-ECONOMIC GAINS IN 2015-2017 ARTICLES
Article 2 – Non-Discrimination
•    Added Classes – Gender Identification and Gender Expression; Protected Veteran.
Article 5 – Temporary Appointments
•    Added Overtime for temporaries.
Article 10 – Holidays
•    Added the two new Faith or Conscience references for legislatively created unpaid holidays.
•    Employees will be paid for the hours scheduled to work on the holiday.
Article 18 – Miscellaneous Paid Leave
•    Added a Personal Leave day each fiscal year of the contract for employees continuously employed for more than four months.
•    Employees will be paid for the number of hours they would be scheduled to work on that day.
Article 21 – Uniforms, Tools and Equipment
•    Law Enforcement Boot allowance increased to $325 for the two years of the contract.
•    Add a list of Employer Supplied Equipment for Law Enforcement.
•    New language allowing an employee and supervisor to agree to waive the notice period for floating schedules if they choose. The waiver is only valid if the employee agrees.
Article 30 – Grievance
•    Eliminated Election of Remedies Language.
Article 33 – Employee Files
•    New language – Once a discipline issue has been removed from the personnel file the information will not be used in subsequent actions.
Article 37 – Mandatory Subjects
•    Added clarifying language regarding process.
Article 38 –Union-Management communication Committee
•    Added language to clarify that resolutions to problems addressed in the UMCC can be documented to reflect the mutual understanding.
Article 40 –Union Activities
•    Strengthened language concerning Information Requests.
Article 41 –Dues, Fees, and Status Reports
•    Added clarifying language regarding process.
•    Added Employer offered Health and Insurance Supplemental to the list of approved deductions.
Article 44 –Health Care Benefits Amounts
•    Still in negotiations concerning this item.

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