Labor Relations

Negotiations Recap for April 16, 2014

This recap details the first bargaining session between the UW and SEIU 925 for a UWMCC collective bargaining agreement.


UW presented its initial contract proposal, to which SEIU 925 provided a response outlining some of its priorities for bargaining.

Key Points of UW’s Initial Proposal

Scheduling Flexibility – UW proposed language to memorialize UWMCC management’s right to adjust banded schedules out of business necessity.

Overtime Accruals – UW proposed that overtime be accrued for time worked in excess of 40 hours in one workweek, rather than on a daily basis.

Compensation – UW proposed moving each UWMCC employee to their equivalent step on the corresponding SEIU 925 pay table and range, rounding up in some cases to avoid any pay decreases. This would provide for one additional automatic step and eligibility for two performance-based Career Enhancement/Growth Program (CEGP) steps.

Vacation Time – UW proposed an increase to annual leave accruals to match the SEIU 925 master contract.

Use of Data Metrics – UW proposed language to memorialize UWMCC management’s right to use metrics to set performance standards.

Overview of SEIU 925’s Initial Response

SEIU 925 proposed largely replicating the SEIU 925 master contract, with updates to job classifications, pay tables, and the addition of three UWMCC union stewards.

The union proposed that any pay increases be applied retroactively to the dates that each bargaining unit was certified with SEIU 925, and that the parties convene a monthly labor management committee.

Next Steps

The next UW/SEIU 925 bargaining session is scheduled for April 25.