WWU reaches tentative agreement



Sonia Baker

Sonia Baker

Western Washington University became the third group of Federation Higher Ed members to reach tentative agreement on a new two-year contract.

The WWU Bargaining Team reached tentative agreement on their 2015-2017 contract at about 1:30 p.m., today, Sept. 16.

The agreement covers about 444 employees.

Here are major highlights:

Major goals achieved in tough economic times include:
•    3% increase in 2015; 1% in 2016

•    signing payment of $250 on 7/25/15

•    Wage re-opener clause should the 2015 Legislature not fully fund the salary increases

•    If General Government receives compensation at a higher level than agreed to by WWU and the union, WFSE represented employees will receive the same; this includes implementation of the salary survey results.

•    Commitment to continue to pay a $15 minimum (step in range closest to $15 an hour)

•    Shift Premium increased from $.65 per hour to $1.00 per hour.

WWU members should watch for more ratification details online and in the mail.

Congratulations to the WWU Bargaining Team.

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