Tag: Collective Bargaining

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Battle over funding of our ratified contracts begins

The Seattle Times today (Dec. 7) is reporting what we already knew: Legislative funding of our negotiated pay raises and ratified contracts isn’t a sure thing. Here’s how the Times report started off: “Gov. Jay Inslee likely won’t release his proposed two-year state budget until next week, but the first fiscal skirmish with legislative Republicans …

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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 office by Oct. 1. So …

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Here’s your quick roundup of bargaining at all tables

UPDATED 8/19/16 As we come down to the wire in contract negotiations, now is a good time to do a quick roundup from all tables. http://wfse.org/neverquit/ Some recent updates: WSU members “feeling stronger than ever” after major show of support A big show of support as Washington State University Local 1066 members joined a delegation …

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Tri-City Herald got it wrong in its editorial attack on state employees

Boy, did the Tri-City Herald ever get it wrong in that newspaper’s Sunday editorial page attack, “State labor negotiations need revamping.” It’s a thinly veiled attack on state employees that ignores the facts and exposes The Herald as a mouthpiece for two self-serving special interest groups. The Herald editorial attacked the “closed-door negotiations” between the …

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Quick bargaining roundup

Quick bargaining roundup: • General Government. The General Government Bargaining Team will be emailing an update after its May 2 team meeting to go over class-specific compensation proposals. They reviewed the Salary Survey data. They’ll meet as a team in late June to go over general compensation proposals. Their first bargaining session with management will …

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General Government Supplemental Bargaining in April

The Department of Transportation Supplemental Bargaining Team presented their agency-specific contract proposals to management March 30. Meanwhile, DOT members across the state participated in the “Mission Critical Safety First” job action. The DOT Supplemental Bargaining Team heads back to the table April 15 and, if necessary, April 20. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Bargaining Team – …

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Bargaining updates: 736 proposals reviewed by General Government team

Our member-elected bargaining teams are starting to meet to review member-submitted bargaining proposals as each respective team begins crafting initial proposals to present respective management teams in the spring. One team that’s been meeting is the General Government Bargaining Team. They met again Jan. 27 and 28 and put together this quick update for state …

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Here are our 2017-2019 bargaining teams (as of 10/16/15)

Negotiations begin early next year. Here are the elected members of our 2017-2019 WFSE/AFSCME Bargaining Teams (as of 10/16/15): GENERAL GOVERNMENT (elected from General Government’s eight policy groups) Corrections: Bill Copland, Local 1253, Department of Corrections, Kennewick Employment Security: Ginger Bernethy, Local 443, Employment Security Department, Olympia Human Services: Children’s Administration – Romy Garcia, Local …

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Ballots for bargaining teams going in the mail this week

The nominations are in and ballots are going in the mail for positions on the Federation bargaining teams that will start negotiating in 2016 for the next contracts that would take effect on July 1, 2017. Elections will take place where there were more nominees than positions available. (For teams where the number of nominees …