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Members at the University of Washington ratified a new 2019-2021 collective bargaining agreement.  Click h

2/12/19 - All WFSE offices will remain closed today, Tuesday, February 12. If you need assistance, please email [email protected]

Our union has provided information to help guide IT employees as the state transitions to a new IT structure.

KODX, Seattle, Dec. 8, 2018

Watch the full town hall meeting held at the UW addressing inequality for workers.

AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) represents over 3000 workers at the University of Washington who laundry at Haborview Medical Center, at UW Medical Center and all across campus.

INTRO by Megan Parke, Director of Field Services, AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE):

Pamela Knight, a child protective investigator with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service (DCFS), was sent to check on the welfare of a child last fall. When she arrived at the child’s residence, the father viciously attacked her. She died months later as a result of the injuries she sustained during the attack.

97% of WFSE Members at the UW Vote No!

WFSE members at the University of Washington, UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and the Consolidated Laundry voted "No" to reject management’s Last Offer for the 2019-2021 union contract. Voting closed yesterday, with 97% of those who voted saying NO to the UW’s proposals on wages and working conditions.

The Employer dropped a huge load of DISRESPECT on all of the members of all the unions!

Their initial proposal was:

UW BARGAINING TEAM AGREES TO MANY NON-ECONOMIC ITEMS, STILL WAITING FOR MANAGEMENT’S OFFER ON RAISES!

Tentative agreement was reached on many non-economic items. Management has played a delaying game since day one, often proposing things that they knew would cause long discussion in caucus, only to later agree to something that we likely would have agreed to weeks before.

WE ARE STILL WAITING ON THE UW’S ECONOMIC OFFER AND RESPONSE TO OUR PROPOSALS FOR RAISES

Here are some of the improvements our union has proposed to the University for raises:

Hey everyone the teams thought it was high time we let you know what has been done and what is left to do:  As you know all the raises and special pay and market raises  are on he table and waiting for the boss to respond. 

We have  agreed on the following articles:

It's time for UW to make the right choices!

UW needs to:

  • provide a free UPass to employees
  • provide wages that people can actually live off of
  • take action to end institutional racism (words are not enough)

JOIN US Wednesday, Sep. 12

  • 7-8am UWMC, Montlake and Pacific
  • 11am-1pm UWMC, Montlake and Pacific
  • 11am-1pm Harborview, 9th and Jefferson
  • 4-5:30pm UWMC, Montlake and Pacific
  • 4-6pm Harborview, 9th and Jefferson

QUESTIONS: [email protected]