Contract Enforcement

2008-01 UW/HMC (Article 23)

Agency/Contract: University of Washington/UW, UWMC Contract Article(s): Article 23, Just Cause Arbitrator: Michael Cavanaugh Action: Discipline-Termination Outcome: Grievance Denied Decision Date: 02/06/2008 The grievant was employed as a hospital assistant in an intensive care hospital unit, and had been so employed for almost three years. The employer terminated the grievant’s employment for allegedly failing to …

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2007-01 UW Trades (Article 23)

Agency (Contract): University of Washington (UW Harborview, Trades) Contract Article(s): 23 (Just Cause) Arbitrator: Michael Cavanaugh Action: Discipline-Termination Outcome: Grievant Reinstated The grievant, a medical assistant (MA), was terminated after a patient reported that the grievant had performed a particular procedure outside the scope of the grievant’s practice. The grievant denied that he performed the …

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2008-02 EWU (Articles 4, 8, 18)

Agency/Contract: Eastern Washington University Contract Article(s): Art. 4; Contracting; Art. 8, Managmt. Rts; Art. 18, Positions Arbitrator: Gary Axon Action: Contracting Out Outcome: Grievance Denied Decision Date: 03/10/2008 The issue in this case was whether the employer violated the collective bargaining agreement when management contracted out five print jobs from the Print Shop to private …

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2008-01 EWU (Articles 8, 21)

Agency/Contract: Eastern Washington University Contract Article(s): Art. 8, Management Rts; Art. 21 Hours of Work Arbitrator: Sylvia Skratek Action: Denial of Alternate Work Week Outcome: Grievance Granted Decision Date: 02/12/2008 The grievant had been employed for approximately eight years, and for six of those years had worked a Tuesday through Friday, 4/10 schedule. In 2007, …

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2007-01 CC of Spokane (Article 27)

Agency/Contract: Higher Education Coalition (CC of Spokane) Contract Article: 11 Sick Leave; 17 Leave Without Pay; Just Cause, 27 Arbitrator: Carol Teather Action: Disciplinary; Termination Outcome: Grievance Sustained, Discipline Reduced to Reduction in Pay The grievant worked in a classified position for the College. The employer dismissed the grievant alleging excessive absenteeism, unauthorized leave, misuse …

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CSD Ad Hoc Follow-up – The Rubber Hits the road

Posted by: Gayle Chamberlain-Smith The collaborative atmosphere of the CSD Ad Hoc meeting between the CSD Management Team & your CSD Leadership Team was a total pleasure w/a shared focus of how we might more effectively work together. However, we all know the proof is in the outcome & (hoo-rah!) we are now seeing tangible …

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HRSA Saved

Posted by: Karen Mork On Thursday, April 8th, HRSA announced the potential layoff of 89 member positions (started at 109). Friday, Executive Director Greg Devereux, WFSE VP Sue Henrickson, Director of Bargaining Cecil Tibbets, Field Rep Perry Gordon and myself met with Doug Porter, Assistant Secretary of DSHS (one under Dreyfus), Director of DSHS HR …

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DOC Statewide UMCC Meeting Minutes 3/23/10

DRAFT In Attendance:  Anmarie Aylward (AA), Todd Dowler (TD),  T. Chadwick (TC), Jim Harms (JH), Stefani Meusborn-Marsh (SM),  Gerald Brown (GB), Scott Blonien (JSB), Iris Peterson (IP), Aaron Cole (AC), Judy Kusch (JK),  Joanna Prideaux (JP), Stacie Garcia (SG), Doug Butcher (DB), Ginger Richardson (JR), Sherri-Ann Burke (SB) Pre Agenda items: A:  Management (MGT) thanked …

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Follow ups promised on DSHS Community Services Division workers

At last week’s (Jan. 28) meeting of the DSHS Community Services Division Ad Hoc Union/Management Communications Committee, the Federation team reached agreement to receive follow-up on a long list of issues. Included: continued allowance of flexible schedules so that employees can serve more clients, especially those who work during the day; when overtime is offered, …