August 16, 2011

Eastern Washington University

The Eastern Washington University Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement on a 2012-2013 contract Aug. 11 in Cheney. If this sounds like déjà vu, you’re right. The EWU team reached a tentative agreement a year ago, but it was determined to be economically infeasible by the state Office of Financial Management. This latest agreement settles the union’s unfair labor practice complaint against EWU, but the ULP against the state budget office remains.
For the period July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012, the terms and conditions of the 2009-2011 contract remain in place.

The EWU Bargaining Team is putting the finishing touches on their ratification plan. It’ll be on their bargaining page when it’s final.

The EWU agreement contains no wage decrease. It not only maintains all of the working conditions contained in the 2009-2011 contract, but improves upon several. Also contained in the tentative agreement is a re-opener clause that allows the EWU Bargaining Team to return to the table if any other unit covered by the union received a general wage increase or increase in most types of leave.

Watch for more details online and in the mail.

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