March 4, 2011

Hundreds march to support UW Stewards

Members of Local 1488 and their student body allies twice marched on management Wednesday (March 2) to protest the University of Washington’s attempts to tell members which stewards could represent them.

“We don’t tell you who your management representatives are, so we don’t feel like you need to be telling the union who their stewards are,” Local 1488 Steward Paula Lukaszek told UW Vice President for Human Resources Mindy Kornberg. The members presented hundreds of signed petitions to Kornberg and Peter Denis, labor relations director.

Both sides met moments later in a regular joint labor-management meeting.

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