Labor Relations


Flight Nurse Title Recognizes Unique Work of Airlift Northwest’s Airborne RNs February 17, 2017

Airlift Northwest management will be updating the job titles of the organization’s airborne flight nurses in recognition of their unique work aboard aircraft all across the region. Rather than sharing […]

UWHR Teams Run Successful Workshops for Managers and Supervisors of WFSE and SEIU 925 Staff February 9, 2017

In response to workplace concerns raised during the successful round of coalition bargaining last summer, UW HR Operations, UW Medicine Human Resources, and UW Medicine Organizational Development & Training teamed […]

UW Implements $15 Minimum Wage for Union-Represented Employees January 1, 2017

UW has raised the minimum hourly wage to $15 for numerous union-represented employees across the University. In addition to hourly employees, these negotiated agreements cover employees who are paid a […]

UW Proposes Pay Range Increases for Nuclear Medicine Tech Employees December 23, 2016

On December 23, UW proposed pay range increases for several SEIU 925-represented Nuclear Medicine Technologist employees. UW proposed the following range increases, effective February 1, 2017: Nuclear Medicine P.E.T. Technologists […]

New Contract Provisions Effective January 1, 2017 December 20, 2016

SEIU 1199 New Top Step (and SEIU 925 Healthcare “Me-too”) During negotiations with SEIU 1199 for the 2015-2017 collective bargaining agreement, the parties agreed to add a salary step to […]

Life Insurance Open Enrollment Extended through December 16 November 30, 2016

The Washington State Health Care Authority has announced that open enrollment only for life insurance through MetLife has been extended through December 16, 2016. This is in response to members […]

UWMC Nurses Vote to Adopt Agency Fee Provision July 27, 2016

In an online vote that took place from June 28, 2016 to July 7 2016, UWMC nurses voted to require newly hired nurses to become members of WSNA or to […]

Gender-Neutral Restroom Initiative Update: June 8, 2016 June 8, 2016

University representatives met with UAW Local 4121 on June 8, 2016, to provide an update on UW’s ongoing efforts to improve access to gender-neutral restrooms across campus. Happening Now UW […]

UW Secures Wage Increases for Power Plant Electrician High Voltage Jobs: May 20, 2016 May 20, 2016

After identifying a recruitment and retention issue, UW has secured pay increases and a newly-created job class for high voltage electricians at the UW Power Plant. UW proposed these increases […]

Gender-Neutral Restroom Initiative Update: April 20, 2016 April 20, 2016

UW has undertaken efforts to improve access to gender-neutral restrooms across campus. University representatives met with UAW Local 4121 on April 20, 2016, to provide an update on UW’s progress […]