UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Contract Negotiations

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Time to turn up the heat for fair contract at UW!

9/14/16 Time to turn up the heat for a fair contract at UW! BULLETIN! As this update reaches you, our University of Washington Bargaining Team is gearing up for major day of action Sept. 20 Time to turn up the heat at UW! Unless the University of Washington contract is […]

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Latest UW Bargaining Team update

The UW Bargaining Team reports from their last bargaining session: “It was two long days for both teams but we got a lot done. WFSE and SEIU have been hard at work fighting for the best contract for all. There has been collaboration and sharing of insights to help all. […]

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UW Bargaining Team update 9/3/16

University of Washington Bargaining Update -- Aug. 30-Sept 1 Your 1488 Bargaining Team just completed three consecutive days of bargaining with the Employer. Days were long and patience was short, but in the end we reached tentative agreements on more than 10 articles! On Wednesday, there was an excellent presentation […]

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RALLY AUG 31: #InvestInWA

MEDIA KIRO 7  Natasha Chen  8/31/16  99 percent of Washington state employees paid less than their counterparts VIDEO: The Stand David Groves 9/1/16 State employees urge Inslee:  Close the gap WFSE/AFSCME  Tim Welch 8/31/16 At the Rotunda on #InvestInWA day: State can't get ahead when its workers are 99 percent […]

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It’s never too early to prepare for the ratification vote on your next contract

Most WFSE/AFSCME contracts are still in negotiation. But members say in previous years, they felt crunched when it came time to vote on the contract. Sometimes, contracts don’t wrap up until late September – but under the law, all contracts have to be ratified and forwarded to the governor’s budget […]

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UW manager “to transition” to other post in wake of no-confidence letter from Local 1488 members and $1 billion building repair scandal

The University of Washington director of facilities management and construction has been removed from that post just 12 days after the Seattle Times uncovered $1 billion in deferred building maintenance. Damon Fetters will “transition” into the new role of director for campus engineering, UW Associate Vice President for Facilities Services […]

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Latest UW bargaining update

University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center: The SEIU and WFSE teams continue to meet jointly and bargaining continued last week and this week. The team reports: • Your 1488 WFSE bargaining team spent two full days bargaining last week and finally reached some agreement on an article- of course PERC mediators […]

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Area Report 8/15/16 UW

UW Wide All Bargaining Units The Local 1488/SEIU 925 joint bargaining team for University of Washington campuses and the UW-run Harborview Medical Center has been working hard in preparation for the upcoming CBA negotiations. A lot of work was done on laying the foundations for a contract campaign that will […]

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At UW: Sun, fun -- but a serious message about the contract and safety

At UW today (Aug. 11): WFSE Local 1488 and SEIU 925 join for a fun solidarity picnic to stress the serious need for a strong contract with fair pay and affordable health care. They gathered postcards to deliver to the UW president. And they renewed their call for action on […]

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UW exposed on $1 billion infrastructure gap

UPDATE 8/19/16:  UW manager to "transition" to other post in wake of no-confidence letter from Local 1488 members and $1 billion building repair scandal. Appears UW is vying to displace Detroit for having the worst education infrastructure. Thank you Local 1488 for alerting the public! From the Seattle Times, By […]

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NEGOTIATIONS SCHEDULE (locations to be announced)

  • JUL 6 (WFSE only); JUL 15; JUL28
  • AUG 10-11; AUG 16; AUG 17 (WFSE only); AUG 30
  • SEP 1; SEP 6; SEP 7; SEP 12; SEP 14; SEP 15
  • SEP 20, 21 on hold (if needed)

TEAM INFORMATION

  • Bargaining Team Roster:
    • Harborview Medical Center At-Large – John Frazier and Nate Wilson
    • UW Medical Center At-Large – Cassie Corall and Raeno Alforque
    • Bothell Campus At-Large – Stacey Fullwiler
    • PAC Lab/Friday Harbor/Consolidated Laundry – Claude Theard
    • UW Main Campus At-Large – Joe Davenport and Jonathan McCollum
    • UW Main Campus Trades – Don Stephens and James Grady
    • UW Main Campus Custodian – Salvador Castillo and Netzereab Seare
    • Local 1488 President – Paula Lukaszek
      All Local 1488. Some vacancies exist.
  • Lead Negotiators: Jennifer Dixon; Lewis Woods (focus on extensive ULP issues)

SCHEDULE

 

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