55.1. Contract distribution. Before publication on the Industrial Relations website, the University of the Union will present the electronic version of the collective agreement between the University of Washington and the WFSE. This agreement expires on June 30, 2021. However, when a worker is president or vice-president of AFSCME/WFSE Council 28 on the expiry date of this agreement, the deadline and terms of this agreement are extended until the end of the 36-month leave. WFSE represents workers at the UW`s main campus and Harborview Medical Center (Harborview). One of the contracts through which WFSE and UW have entered into an agreement concerns the Campus Wide Bargaining Unit. A significant portion of the WFSE members who are employed by UW are in this bargaining unit. As defined in this union contract, the collective agreement unit includes workers in the following divisions: any party may request the negotiation of an estate agreement by informing the other party in writing no earlier than January 1, 2020 and no later than January 31, 2020 of the negotiation of a new agreement. When such notification is notified, negotiations begin on a date agreed by the parties. The WFSE represents several UW collaborators, including industry, food services, detention services, library services and health personnel. The 2019-2021 collective agreement between UW and WFSE expires on June 30, 2021.
During negotiations on the 2019-2021 succession agreement, the parties agreed to pay the parity table according to the schedule: Pay Table Parity effective July 1, 2019. What this means for WFSE members is best of all in a comment by Matt Zuvich, a member of the WFSE: collective bargaining will hopefully give us the respect and ability to negotiate for our own future and not leave it the whims of the legislature during each two-year period. The adoption of SHB 1268 now means that issues in their professions that are extremely high for the service rights of ESMC members, the allocation of work, hourly wages, health care and the rest of the employment rules (sick leave/leave, transport/transfers, redundancies) are the subject of negotiations and are not left to the whims of the Office of Personnel or the Legislature. Through collective bargaining, the WFSE has successfully authorized its members and they now have a say in improving the functioning of the state government.