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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 vot

At a time when our country needs real investments in infrastructure, education and public services, congressional leaders 

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]

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No politician running for office today would openly advocate for more wealth inequality in our country, where the richest 1 percent of the population owns 40 percent of the wealth. Even candidate Donald Trump in 2016 promised to stand up for the “forgotten men and women of our country,” who feel betrayed by a rigged economic system that benefits a small minority at their expense. Yet every single day, President Trump and congressional leaders seem determined to do more to increase wealth inequality than to alleviate it; do more for corporations and the wealthy than for single parents working two or three jobs to make ends meet.

TAKE ACTION Email GovernorWe're entering the final weeks of contract negotiations when real raises will be won or lost.

This is it — the most critical period in negotiations focused on pay raises for our next union c

The coalition of unions spent the day making the cases for our member most behind the local market.

These raises would be in addition to across-the-board raises put forward at our last session.