Labor Relations http://hr.uw.edu/labor Labor Relations works to build long-term relationships with our unions that position the University and its employees for a successful future of achievement, innovation, and teamwork. Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:18:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 http://hr.uw.edu/labor/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2016/05/cropped-site-identity-32x32.png Labor Relations http://hr.uw.edu/labor 32 32 Communication Regarding Negotiated January 1, 2018 Elimination of Non-Monetary Steps for certain SEIU 1199 Pay Tables http://hr.uw.edu/labor/2018/01/17/communication-regarding-negotiated-january-1-2018-elimination-non-monetary-steps-certain-seiu-1199-pay-tables Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:13:51 +0000 http://hr.uw.edu/labor/?p=2213 On January 11, 2018, UW HR Compensation distributed correspondence for managers to share with impacted staff regarding increases for certain bargaining unit employees, effective January 1, 2018. Effective January 1, […]

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On January 11, 2018, UW HR Compensation distributed correspondence for managers to share with impacted staff regarding increases for certain bargaining unit employees, effective January 1, 2018.

Effective January 1, 2018, the UW eliminated all non-monetary steps (also known as dead steps) on the BQ, BC, and BS pay tables by redistributing the values. Employees assigned to these previously non-monetary steps on the effective date received a 1-2% pay increase that will be reflected on their January 25, 2018 paycheck.

New pay tables will be posted to the UW HR Compensation website by the end of January http://hr.uw.edu/comp/classified-staff/job-specs-and-pay-tables/.

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Copy of Communication Regarding SEIU 1199NW 2017-2019 CBA – Overview of Changes http://hr.uw.edu/labor/2018/01/10/copy-communication-regarding-seiu-1199nw-2017-2019-cba-overview-changes Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:44:33 +0000 http://hr.uw.edu/labor/?p=2202 On January 10, 2018, UWHR Labor Relations distributed correspondence summarizing some of the changes detailed in the 2017-2019 collective bargaining agreement. The communication was sent to SEIU 1199 employees, managers […]

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On January 10, 2018, UWHR Labor Relations distributed correspondence summarizing some of the changes detailed in the 2017-2019 collective bargaining agreement. The communication was sent to SEIU 1199 employees, managers and supervisors of SEIU 1199 employees, Harborview Medical Center Administrators and other relevant UW personnel.

A copy of the referenced correspondence can be viewed at the link below:

SEIU 1199 2017-2019 CBA Overview of Changes

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Communications Regarding Negotiated October 16, 2017 Range Increases for certain SEIU 1199 Job Classifications http://hr.uw.edu/labor/2017/12/19/communications-regarding-negotiated-october-16-2017-range-increases-certain-seiu-1199-job-classifications Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:25:42 +0000 http://hr.uw.edu/labor/?p=2157 On December 12, 2017, UWHR Compensation distributed correspondence for managers to share with impacted staff regarding range increases for certain bargaining unit employees, effective October 16, 2017. Copies of the […]

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On December 12, 2017, UWHR Compensation distributed correspondence for managers to share with impacted staff regarding range increases for certain bargaining unit employees, effective October 16, 2017.

Copies of the referenced correspondence can be viewed at the links below:

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Agreement Reached with SEIU 1199 on 2017-2019 Contract http://hr.uw.edu/labor/2017/11/07/agreement-reached-seiu-1199-2017-2019-contract Tue, 07 Nov 2017 22:59:33 +0000 http://hr.uw.edu/labor/?p=2121 UW reached agreement with SEIU 1199 on a collective bargaining agreement for the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium. On October 18, members of the union voted in favor of ratifying the contract. […]

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UW reached agreement with SEIU 1199 on a collective bargaining agreement for the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium. On October 18, members of the union voted in favor of ratifying the contract.

For details on the agreement reached with SEIU 1199, please see the following summary table:

 

 

 

 

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UW – SEIU 1199 Negotiations Recap for October 9, 2017 (Tentative Agreement Reached) http://hr.uw.edu/labor/2017/10/16/uw-seiu-1199-negotiations-recap-for-october-9-2017-tentative-agreement-reached Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:00:14 +0000 http://hr.uw.edu/labor/?p=2112 The Harborview (HMC) management team met with SEIU 1199NW for our 22nd bargaining session on October 9.  This was the 6th session with a State-appointed mediator.  The parties have reached […]

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The Harborview (HMC) management team met with SEIU 1199NW for our 22nd bargaining session on October 9.  This was the 6th session with a State-appointed mediator.  The parties have reached an agreement that the Union will recommend for ratification.

Final Tentative Agreements

BSN Premium – The parties agreed to a BSN premium of $0.50 per hour for HMC, ALNW, and Hall Health beginning July 1, 2018.  This was in exchange for the nurses giving up a new pay table top step and foregoing a $0.25 increase to certification pay.

Break Relief – It was important for the Employer to maintain staffing flexibility in the event of a financial downturn.  The parties agreed to the following language on break relief in a side letter:  “We are committed to the current break relief practices, which includes the current units/floors and break staff model (RN or Alternative).  Additionally, we are committed to working through the Nurse Staffing Committee to establish strategies that enable registered nurses to take meal and rest breaks as required by law.”  The side letter expires on June 30, 2019.

Standby –The parties reached agreement on an increase to standby pay from $3.00 per hour to $3.75 for two of the Union’s bargaining units, effective July 1, 2018.

Top Steps –The parties reached agreement on adding one additional 2% salary step to the pay tables BE and BS, effective January 1, 2019.  On that date, employees who have been at the current top salary step for at least two years would advance to the new top salary step.  This was in exchange for the all techs and health care specialists foregoing a $0.25 increase to certification pay.

Ratification Lump Sum – The parties reached agreement on a lump sum payment of $400 for employees in an appointment above .6 FTE and $200 for employees in appointments .6FTE and below.

Next Steps:

The Union will begin its ratification efforts and believes it can ratify the agreement this week.  The Employer agrees to support the ratification effort by allowing the Union access to the hospital to conduct the vote and allowing employees a reasonable amount of time to vote if they are unable to vote during their normal break times.

 

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Summary of Changes to SEIU 925 and WFSE 2017-2019 Collective Bargaining Agreements http://hr.uw.edu/labor/2017/10/03/summary-of-changes-to-seiu-925-and-wfse-2017-2019-collective-bargaining-agreements Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:41:07 +0000 http://hr.uw.edu/labor/?p=2102 Labor Relations is pleased to announce that we have posted the SEIU 925 and WFSE 2017-2019 Collective Bargaining Agreements on our website, which went into effect on July 1. The […]

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Labor Relations is pleased to announce that we have posted the SEIU 925 and WFSE 2017-2019 Collective Bargaining Agreements on our website, which went into effect on July 1.

The contracts are available here:

We have recently hosted several trainings for managers and supervisors of SEIU 925 and WFSE staff seeking additional information on contract changes.  The corresponding presentation slides are available for your review and distribution.  There is one remaining session on Thursday October 5, from 3-4:30pm in the UW Tower Auditorium.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP.

Please share this news with anybody who may benefit from this information.

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Update from Paul Hayes on UW-SEIU 1199NW Negotiations (August 10) http://hr.uw.edu/labor/2017/08/10/update-from-paul-hayes-on-uw-seiu-1199nw-negotiations-august-10 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:13:20 +0000 http://hr.uw.edu/labor/?p=1933 On August 10, 2017, Harborview Executive Director Paul Hayes sent to all Harborview employees the following update regarding the status of contract negotiations between UW and SEIU 1199NW: Update on UW-SEIU […]

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On August 10, 2017, Harborview Executive Director Paul Hayes sent to all Harborview employees the following update regarding the status of contract negotiations between UW and SEIU 1199NW: Update on UW-SEIU 1199NW Negotiations.

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UW – SEIU 1199 Negotiations Recap for August 8, 2017 http://hr.uw.edu/labor/2017/08/09/uw-seiu-1199-negotiations-recap-for-august-8-2017 Wed, 09 Aug 2017 22:49:50 +0000 http://hr.uw.edu/labor/?p=1928 Background This recap details the 18th session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and SEIU 1199, which expired as of July 1, 2017. This was […]

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Background

This recap details the 18th session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and SEIU 1199, which expired as of July 1, 2017. This was the second session to be facilitated by a State-appointed mediator.  Recaps are published online on the UW Labor Relations website.

Tentative Agreements

The parties spent time with the mediator individually and in a joint session.  The parties signed tentative agreements to close the following provisions:

  • Appendix I – Job Classifications
  • Appendix III – Salary Schedules and Premiums (moved into new wages article)
  • Article 7 – Hours of Work and Overtime (Research/Hall Health RN Addendum)
  • Article 8 – Educational and Professional Development (Research/Hall Health RN Addendum)
  • Article 16 – Committees (Research/Hall Health RN Addendum)
  • New MOU – PA-ARNP Wages (Research/Hall Health RN Addendum)
  • New MOU – Hall Health Hours Change (Research/Hall Health RN Addendum)

Next Steps

The next UW-SEIU 1199 bargaining session is scheduled for August 9.

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UW – SEIU 1199 Negotiations Recap for August 4, 2017 http://hr.uw.edu/labor/2017/08/08/uw-seiu-1199-negotiations-recap-for-august-4-2017 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:32:33 +0000 http://hr.uw.edu/labor/?p=1916 Background This recap details the 17th session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and SEIU 1199, which expired as of July 1, 2017. This was […]

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Background

This recap details the 17th session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and SEIU 1199, which expired as of July 1, 2017. This was the first session to be facilitated by a State-appointed mediator.  Recaps are published online on the UW Labor Relations website.

Tentative Agreements

The parties spent time with the mediator individually and in a joint sidebar.  The parties signed tentative agreements to close the following provisions:

  • Article 8 – Educational and Professional Development
  • Article 9 – Salaries/Pay Items (moved into new wages article)
  • Article 12 – Premium Pay
  • Article 15 – Leaves of Absence
  • Article 21 – Corrective Action/Dismissal Process and/or Resignation
  • MOU – Successor Agreement
  • MOU – Pre-scheduling Overtime Shifts for Permanent Nurses
  • New MOU – Registered Nurse Pay Table
  • New MOU – Non-monetary Steps
  • New MOU – Healthcare Specialist Wage Increases (step-for-step)

Next Steps

The next UW-SEIU 1199 bargaining sessions are scheduled for August 8 and August 9.

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Update from Paul Hayes on UW-SEIU 1199NW Negotiations (July 3) http://hr.uw.edu/labor/2017/07/05/update-from-paul-hayes-on-uw-seiu-1199nw-negotiations-july-3 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:39:37 +0000 http://hr.uw.edu/labor/?p=1838 On July 3, 2017, Harborview Executive Director Paul Hayes sent to all Harborview employees the following update regarding the status of contract negotiations between UW and SEIU 1199NW: Update on UW-SEIU […]

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On July 3, 2017, Harborview Executive Director Paul Hayes sent to all Harborview employees the following update regarding the status of contract negotiations between UW and SEIU 1199NW: Update on UW-SEIU 1199NW Negotiations.

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