Labor Relations

UAW Negotiation Updates

Peter Denis
Assistant Vice President, Labor Relations (Lead Negotiator)
Rebecca Aanerud
Associate Dean, UW Graduate School
Banks Evans
Assistant Director, Labor Relations
Marilyn Gray
Assistant Director, Fellowships and Awards, Graduate School
A.J. Hartman
Communications Specialist, Labor Relations
Jennifer Mallahan
HR Specialist, Labor Relations
Kevin Mihata
Associate Dean for Educational Programs, College of Arts and Sciences
Linda Nelson
Director of Finance and Administration, College of Arts and Sciences
Helene Obradovich
Director, UW Graduate School
Lynn Perry
Senior HR Consultant, UW Human Resources

April 30, 2015 Comprehensive UW-UAW Tentative Agreement Reached

The parties reached a comprehensive tentative agreement for the 2015-2018 contract on April 30, 2015. Summary of the 2015-2018 Agreement The following is a summary of provisions that have changed or are new for the 2015-2018 contract. Article 4: Appointment and Reappointment Notification Job…


April 23, 2015 Negotiations Recap for April 23, 2015

This recap details the 21st session for renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW. UW First Package Proposal UW put forth a package proposal in which all provisions would need to be accepted in their entirety. Provisions included: Job…


April 22, 2015 Negotiations Recap for April 22, 2015

This recap details the 20th session for renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW. Mediation The parties enlisted the assistance of two third-party mediators from the Public Employment Relations Commission (“PERC”) to help facilitate mutual understanding and agreement….


April 16, 2015 Negotiations Recap for April 16, 2015

This recap details the 19th session for renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW. UW Proposals Health Insurance – UW withdrew its proposal to cap cost increases from one plan year to the next. UW maintained the remainder…


April 15, 2015 Negotiations Recap for April 15, 2015

This recap details the 18th session for renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW. UW Proposals Health Insurance – UW proposed that the parties negotiate health benefits based on the plan design as detailed in the parties’ recently-submitted…


April 9, 2015 Negotiations Recap for April 9, 2015

This recap details the 17th session for renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW. UW Proposals Wages – UW proposed a continuation of the formula adopted by the parties during the last round of bargaining, whereby the ASE…


April 8, 2015 Negotiations Recap for April 8, 2015

This recap details the 16th session for renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW. UW Proposals Discipline or Dismissal – UW accepted the union’s proposal allowing ASEs who wish to request a conference with their supervisor and the…


April 2, 2015 Negotiations Recap for April 2, 2015

This recap details the 15th session for renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW. UW Proposals Appointment and Reappointment Notification – UW proposed language encouraging ASEs and supervisors to discuss the curricular purpose of an assignment and the…


April 1, 2015 Negotiations Recap for April 1, 2015

This recap details the 14th session for renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW. UW Proposals Hourly ASE Wages – UW proposed that all hourly ASEs be paid at least $11 per hour, effective April 1, 2015, and…


March 25, 2015 Negotiations Recap for March 25, 2015

This recap details the 13th session for renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW. UW Proposals Discipline or Dismissal – UW proposed allowing ASEs who wish to request a conference with their supervisor and the union regarding a…


March 19, 2015 Negotiations Recap for March 19, 2015

This recap details the 12th session for renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW. Review of Proposals The parties walked through the status of several proposals and contract provisions that are still open. The parties also discussed and…


March 18, 2015 Negotiations Recap for March 18, 2015

This recap details the 11th session for renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW. UW Proposals Grievance Procedure – UW accepted UAW’s proposal to make Step One of the grievance procedure optional, and accepted UAW’s proposed enumeration of…


March 11, 2015 Negotiations Recap for March 11, 2015

This recap details the ninth session for renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW. UW Proposals UW delivered a series of proposals and responses addressing provisions throughout the collective bargaining agreement, proposing current contract language for several articles….


March 4, 2015 Negotiations Recap for March 4, 2015

This recap details the eighth session for renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW. Discussions: International Student Fee and Fee-based Programs Sarah Hall, Assistant Vice Provost for the UW Office of Planning and Budgeting, attended bargaining to discuss…


February 26, 2015 Negotiations Recap for February 26, 2015

This recap details the seventh session for renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW. International Student Fee Discussion Union Testimonials UAW and several students provided testimonials opposing the International Student Fee. The union complained that the fee focuses on…


February 25, 2015 Negotiations Recap for February 25, 2015

This recap details the sixth session for renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW. Childcare Discussion Amy Hawkins, Director of WorkLife and Childcare Access, provided an overview of current benefits and discussions around childcare at the UW. UW…


February 19, 2015 Negotiations Recap for February 19, 2015

This recap details the fifth session for renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW. Union Proposals Appointment and Reappointment Notification – UAW proposed expanding the contents required in an ASE’s job description to include a list of required…


February 18, 2015 Negotiations Recap for February 18, 2015

This recap details the fourth session for renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW. UW Responses UW shared initial thoughts on several of the union’s proposals, including: International Student Fee – UW explained that the International Student Fee is…


January 29, 2015 Negotiations Recap for January 29, 2015

This recap details the third session for renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW. Union Initial Proposals UAW delivered several proposals, including: Leaves of Absence – UAW proposed that ASEs receive 90 days of paid leave and up to…


January 22, 2015 Negotiations Recap for January 22, 2015

This recap details the second session for renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW. Benefits Discussion Request for Proposals UW Benefits and the UW insurance brokers Parker, Smith, and Feek delivered a draft request for proposals (RFP) regarding the…


December 5, 2014 Negotiations Recap for December 5, 2014

This recap details the first session for renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW. UAW Initial Bargaining Demands UAW put forth a list outlining its bargaining demands and priorities, structured around several themes for bargaining: Compensation: UAW’s demands included…