EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Contract Negotiations

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EWU Bargaining update

Eastern Washington University The EWU Bargaining Team met with management June 11 in Cheney. They reached three key agreements: • They will get joint training from Federal Mediation and Conciliation for management and Local 931 teams for future negotiations. • As we told you in our last message, they agreed to a memorandum of understanding ...

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Major victory for recruitment and retention for EWU police

Members of the Eastern Washington University Police Department long have complained of the difficulty attracting and keeping good officers. Well, thanks to an incredible team effort that included extensive – and compelling –research on the part of EWU Police members, the Federation and the university Wednesday night (June 11) signed a memorandum of understanding that ...

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EWU Bargaining update (overview)

The EWU Bargaining Team kicked off negotiations May 21 with agreement on ground rules and a commitment to using Interest-Based Bargaining (IBB), the method often referred to as “Win-Win” bargaining and based on concepts developed by Nobel Prize winning economist John Nash in the 1950s. At EWU, both sides immediately put IBB into practice with ...

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EWU Bargaining Update (5/21/14)

Summary for EWU Negotiations May 21, 2014 Union Team:  Kathleen Warren, Nita Holbert, Katherine Van Meer (absent), Craig Walker, Eric Rux, Robert Schmitter, Lance Walker (absent), Quincy Burns, Ken Reidt (absent) The University spokesperson opened the meeting by accepting our agenda for the day and adding one (1) item of their own: 1. Ground Rules; ...

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EWU Bargaining Survey 2015-17

The EWU bargaining team is preparing to negotiate the 2015-17 contract. The team wants to know EWU members' highest priorities for bargaining the 2015-17 contract. Please take time to take the EWU Bargaining Survey before the APR 7 DEADLINE. PRINTED SURVEY:  The printed survey is being mailed to homes of all EWU bargaining unit members. ...

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Excerpt from Area Report 1/15/14 (Desiree D) - EWU

Eastern Washington University (EWU) The EWU 2015 -17 contract team met on January 8th.  On the agenda was building a member survey and creating a set of ground rules to propose to management.  We were successful in getting these tasks completed.  Once we review the final product we will set dates for mailing surveys and ...

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Excerpt from Area Reports 12/15/13 (Desiree D) EWU

Eastern Washington University (EWU) The parties met to discuss Office of Information Technology’s reorganization and new training requirements.  The Union made a presentation using information received from the University to show the unfairness built into the process for training.  We are striving to remove the disciplinary element that has been added to training opportunities.  Management ...

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Excerpt from Area Report 11/30/13 (Desiree D) EWU

  Eastern Washington University (EWU) The Collective Bargaining Team met to review contract proposals submitted by EWU members.  We discussed the membership and ideas for a member survey.  Each team member is working on survey questions that are relevant to our EWU membership.  This will assist us in uncovering your priorities for negotiations. We are ...

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Excerpt from Area Report 9/15/13 (Desiree D) EWU

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (EWU) A pre-meeting was held with employees who perform information technology services for the University. I was able to confirm that there are sufficient concerns for the demand that was filed on reorganization and a requirement for new certifications. The Union is concerned that employees may receive corrective or disciplinary action if ...

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RATIFICATION EWU

CONTRACT RATIFICATION Negotiations of the 2015-17 Tentative Agreement (TA) for the WFSE/AFSCME Eastern Washington University (EWU) bargaining units concluded on September 8, 2014. Your Bargaining Team recommends that you VOTE TO ACCEPT this Agreement. After you have reviewed the TA Summary below, we believe you will agree that good progress was made. ***UPDATE 9/30/14: Members ...

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TEAM INFORMATION

  • Bargaining Team Roster:  Barbara Boots, Dave Sundstrom, Craig Walker, Kathleen Warren, Lesli Younger, Lorraine Hill, Heather Lieseke and Jose Villasano (all in Local 931). One vacancy exists.
  • Lead Negotiator: Sherri-Ann Burke

SCHEDULE

  • Negotiations:  JUN 6-9; JUL 6-8; AUG 1-2. All in Huston 207.

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