February 12, 2010

Bargaining Updates

The coalition of 12 Community Colleges, Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, The Evergreen State College and Western Washington University met Feb. 10 to review contract language ideas submitted by members, appoint committees and do other prep work for bargaining on the 2011-2013 contract, which will likely start sometime in late spring. Some supplemental bargaining is also possible.

RTC, which negotiates under a different collective bargaining law than for all other Federation members, continues to make progress. In a joint statement, the RTC team says negotiations have been completed on several articles: Staff In-service Day; Training; New Employee Orientation; RIF/Layoff Procedure; Unusual School Closures; Seniority; Position Descriptions; and Union-Management Meetings. Other articles/topics discussed: Reporting System; Personal Convenience Leave; Safety; Hiring/Transferring/Posting; Position Reclassification; Alternate Work Schedules; and contract language clean up.

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