April 18, 2010

RTC unanimously ratify contract

Members at Renton Technical College today ratified their new three-year collective bargaining agreement on a vote of 29-0. 

RTC negotiates under a different collective bargainging law with different time frames than all other WFSE/AFSCME members. So they're wrapping their contract just as most others are just starting.

The RTC tentative agreement comes with no take-aways and new language on personal convenience leave, college closure, union-management, new employee orientation, layoff and recall, reclassification, discipline, safety, performance evaluations, training and in-service training. Seniority definitions and rights were retained. And the contract document has been restructured to make it easier to use.

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