WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Contract Negotiations

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United, we show lawmakers why our ratified contracts and negotiated pay raises matter

Federation members decked out in AFSCME Green t-shirts packed a Senate budget hearing Monday (Nov. 14) – and the senators got the message that our ratified contracts and negotiated pay raises will go a long way to keeping the employees who provide vital social services, public safety, health and other […]

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BULLETIN: ALL CONTRACTS RATIFIED!

The online votes are in and all 10 Federation contracts for 2017-2019 have been ratified. Online voting ended at 5 p.m. today (Sept. 30). All contracts were ratified by “overwhelming” margins, according to the Election Committee. The tally was certified at 5:32 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 by the Council […]

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RATIFICATION WWU

  CONTRACT RATIFICATION Negotiations of the 2017-19 WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY contract concluded on 9/13/16. TENTATIVE AGREEMENT SUMMARY (2017-19 Contract) Major Goals 6% across the board increases over life of the two-year contract:  2% effective 7/1/17, 2% effective 7/1/18 and 2% effective 1/1/19 (see Article 43) Maintained healthcare costs, held the […]

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BULLETIN! Tentative agreement reached at Western Washington Universit

As of 8:17 pm Tuesday night, Sept. 13, the WWU contract is done! Highlights: • 6 percent across-the-board pay increase over two years: 2 percent on July 1, 2017, 2 percent on July 1, 2018 and another 2 percent on Jan. 1, 2019. • $250 signing bonus • Added vacation […]

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Latest WWU Bargaining Team update

WWU members staged an energetic rally Thursday (Sept. 8) on the Bellingham campus. The WWU Bargaining Team says: “A big thank you to everyone who showed up at the WWU rally yesterday! It was an impressive sight and we were encouraged to see so many of our brothers and sisters […]

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Attend WWU action for a strong contract with competitive pay on SEP 8

Is a strong contract with competitive compensation important to you? Then show up on THU SEP8 to show the WWU administration that we're united for a strong contract. WHEN:  Thursday, September 8 from 11:30am-1:30pm* WHERE: Meet near the Red Square fountain Our WWU bargaining needs you there to: visibly support […]

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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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Latest update: WWU bargaining resumes Monday

Western Washington University Bargaining Update 8/26/16 Our Western Washington University Bargaining Team met with management for two long days (Aug. 23 and 24) this week. They came away with a couple more tentative agreements on articles. The team reports: “We also presented our economic proposal to management, but have yet […]

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Bargaining update: WWU priorities survey out

• Western Washington University. The WWU Bargaining Team has distributed a bargaining priorities survey on campus. WWU members can also find a link to an online version at: http://wfse.org/neverquit/wwu/

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TEAM INFORMATION

  • Bargaining Team Roster:  Sonia Baker, Clint Burt, Ryan Cullup, David Garcia, Tim Harvey, Sarah Neugebauer, James Brady and Bill Walker. Vacancy exists.
  • Lead Negotiator: Jennifer Dixon

 


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