May 4, 2010

Bargaining Updates

All teams are progressing well for the Federation’s nine bargaining teams.
  • GENERAL GOVERNMENT. The General Government team meets May 11 to prepare for the formal start of negotiations May 19 and 20. Ballots for the supplemental teams are being tallied.
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE COALITION. The coalition of 12 Community Colleges wraps up its last two-day preparation today as the team heads into the start of their negotiations on June 2 and 3. They have other bargaining dates set for: June 23, 24, 29 and 30; July 20 and 21; Aug. 9, 10, 17 and 18; and Sept. 1, 2, 15 and 16.
  • WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY. The WWU Bargaining Team holds a pre-bargaining meeting May 19 and 20.
  • THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE. TESC, like WWU, CWU and EWU, is now bargaining separately. Nomination forms for the six additional team members allowed under the union’s bargaining structure were mailed out April 30 and are due back May 14. If there are more than six nominees, an onsite election will take place May 20.
  • CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY. The CWU team will hold a pre-bargaining meeting June 8.
  • EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY. The EWU team is making its plans for pre-bargaining meetings.
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY. The WSU Bargaining team negotiated with management April 29 and returns to the table May 11 and 12. The team raised a number of issues identified by WSU members as priorities, including extra holidays and personal days, holiday pay equivalent to scheduled shift (8 or 10 hours), return to former vacation days and having all hours worked and all paid leave (including sick leave) count toward overtime. Both sides agreed to existing language in Article 7 (Seniority) and Article 10 (Union/Management Meetings). And tentative agreement was reached on the Preamble and Article 2--Non-Discrimination.
  • UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON. The UW Bargaining Team is planning another team meeting later this month to prepare for negotiations.
  • UW POLICE MANAGEMENT. The UW Police Management Bargaining Team meets tonight (May 4) to prepare for its negotiations.

For more bargaining updates and information,  go to > Bargaining Center.

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