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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 from medical techs focusing on …

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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 behind KUOW.org Austin Jenkins 8/30/16 …

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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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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 Charles Kennedy announced Thursday (Aug. …

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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 the UW’s $1 billion gap …

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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 Katherine Long | Seattle Times …