UW Bargaining Update 6/28/18

OUR 3488 AND 1488 TEAMS PUT IN ANOTHER CHALLENGING DAY.

Management completed their non-economic proposals.

Our strength in numbers resulted in some good news regarding some of the MOU's they wanted to roll over and continue for the next agreement. Those MOU's involved some premium and certification pays in the medical centers and laundry. Another reason to keep supporting our members at consolidated laundry!

Our strength is being tested by attacks on overtime, how much vacation you can hold back when returning from disability leave, and the ability to make up time lost due to suspended operations.

We reached agreement on improved language for family care emergency – adding elder care AND ensuring you can use your personal holiday.

So we are in for some tough battles. According to the schedule we have only three more sessions to get these supposed non pay items worked through.

Watch for some small calls-to-action in July. In August the actions will ramp up as both WFSE Locals, SEIU 925 and SEIU 1199NW will group bargain over economics.

In solidarity!