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Local 1488 and coalition partners stand to protect rights of all UW students gains support

The call by Local 1488 and six other unions at the University of Washington to emphatically protect foreign students and students of color has gotten the attention of the UW president. “There is a lot of fear right now and the university needs to ensure for their students, their staff and the patients that use …

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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 public services. “They (the senators) …

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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 28 Election Committee of: Bing …

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RATIFICATION UW

CONTRACT RATIFICATION Negotiation of the 2017-2019 Tentative Agreement between the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) and the University of Washington concluded on 9/23/16. TENTATIVE AGREEMENT SUMMARY (2017-19 Contract) This is a summary that highlights and explains the most significant provisions of the Tentative Agreement reached between the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) bargaining …

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BULLETIN! We have a contract at UW! Sunday picket canceled

BULLETIN: Turning up the heat worked! We have a recommended contract at the UW! Tentative agreement reached before 10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23. From Chief Negotiator Jennifer Dixon: • Across-the-board raises of 6% over two years, broken into three installments: 2%/2%/2%. • Upgrades for trades and some of our lowest paid workers. Sunday’s picket is …

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Impromptu action at UW HMC highlights low pay, heavy workloads

In an impromptu action at Harborview Medical Center today, WFSE & SEIU members urged the Board of Trustees to advocate for a #FairContractNow. Abraham Makonnen (WFSE), a food service worker came to HMC six years ago at the top of the pay scale. Today he actually takes home less money than six years ago due …

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Latest UW Bargaining Update Bulletin – 9/22/16 9:30 a.m.

UW Bargaining Update Bulletin – 9/22/16 Another after-midnight session by the joint teams. We are very pleased to announce agreement on Corrective Action/Dismissal. In a major win the employer agreed that formal counseling could be grieved to mediation — that puts a neutral set of eyes on the action and allows the union to monitor …

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Yesterday’s UW rallies hit home as bargaining resumes today

Quick UW Bargaining Update 9/21/16 Bargaining resumes later today after our UW Bargaining Team worked past midnight on counterproposals on major economic issues. Thanks to the five simultaneous rallies with more than 1,000 participants, there was some movement at the bargaining table Tuesday. Management came back with 1% for the second year of the agreement …

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UW bargaining update: Tomorrow is the day! The UW must hear us!

#SafeStaffingSAVESLives Rallies Today 11-1 at UW Medical Center 11-1 at Harborview Medical Center 11-1 at Red Square Noon-1 at Sand Point Noon-1 at UW Tower Our voices matter for a fair contract at the UW – turn out tomorrow for the big fair contract events at five locations to send a strong message to management …

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Latest UW bargaining update: Management proposals insulting

UW bargaining update 9/14/16 Management pushed an insult across the table with their initial compensation proposal. How does 1% sound?   NOT each year the WHOLE thing. They completely ignored the impact of wage compression caused by the $15.00 minimum wage. They ignored the issue of people stuck at the top of the pay table for …