Labor Relations

About Labor Relations

Our mission

The Labor Relations office is committed to achieving thoughtful outcomes that recognize the hard work and expertise of UW’s employees and ensure responsible stewardship of public resources.

Glossary of terms

With a team of lawyers and specialists behind Labor Relations, the technical terms and language used can get a bit confusing. For ultimate clarity, refer to this glossary of terms and definitions as you explore our content.

Bargaining units at UW

Participation in a bargaining unit is determined by job classification. To find which unit you are associated with, refer to the tables on this page.

Dues, fees, and membership requirements

As a condition of employment, some job classifications and employees included in union shop bargaining units are required to pay monthly dues or fees to the union. To see if you fall under this category and ensure you meet these requirements to avoid consequences, explore the details of this page.