August 9, 2011

Community College Coalition reaches tentative agreement; ratification vote plans being finalized

The Community College Coalition bargaining team comprised of representatives from Bellevue Community College, Centralia College, Community Colleges of Spokane, Everett Community College, Green River Community College, Lower Columbia College, Peninsula College, Seattle Community College, Shoreline Community College, South Puget Sound Community College, Tacoma Community College and Whatcom Community College completed negotiations today for their 2012-2013 contract.

For the period July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012, the terms and conditions of the 2009-2011 contract remain in place.

The team was able to secure improvements in working conditions, seniority transfer rights and grievance procedures for workplace behavior related issues. A thorough summary will be available in the next few days.

The temporary 3% salary reduction is included in the 2012-2013 contract.

Members of the Community College Coalition will receive a copy of the Tentative Agreement, a summary of the changes, and the ratification plan in the mail next week.

Tentatively, all institutions except Whatcom Community College will vote using a return-mail ballot envelope, tentatively scheduled to be due back by September 9. Whatcom Community College members will vote onsite on September 8. All ballot counts are scheduled for Thursday, September 15 (updated 8/15) at WFSE HQ.

Details will be mailed to members at the end of next week (by 8/19). If
you are a member of one of the Community College Coalition bargaining units and do not receive a packet and by Friday, August 26, contact WFSE HQ at 800-562-6002 or email us at 

A copy of the Tentative Agreement, summary and details of the ratification vote will be posted on > Bargaining > Community College Coalition in the next few days.

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