Labor Relations

Negotiations Recap for September 5, 2012

This recap details the eighth session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and WFSE, and the fourth session facilitated by a neutral mediator.

Scope of Negotiations

Today’s discussion focused on issues specific to employees and job classes at Harborview and UW Medical Centers.

Primary topics of conversation included pay premiums, educational and professional development benefits, and the wages and responsibilities of UW employees in hospital environments as compared to their non-hospital counterparts.

Tentative Agreements

The parties reached tentative agreements on educational benefits for two job classifications, and revised provisions related to assignment pay for certain hospital positions.

Next Steps

The next UW/WFSE bargaining session is scheduled for September 11.