Labor Relations

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 clarified components of the various requests for information submitted by UAW.

Tentative Agreements

New Contract Language

The parties tentatively agreed to the following new or altered provisions:

HR/Payroll Modernization – The parties tentatively agreed to a memorandum of agreement regarding the transition to a new HR/payroll system, memorializing the parties’ mutual understanding of the anticipated impacts, while ensuring that discussions may resume if needed and that no union will get a “better deal” than any other.

Article 27: Union-Management Committee – The parties agreed to deletions to outdated contract language.

Current Contract Language

The parties tentatively agreed to maintain existing contract language on the following provisions:

  • Preamble
  • Article 1: Purpose and Intent
  • Article 2: Recognition
  • Article 3: Definitions
  • Article 9: Health and Safety
  • Article 10: Holidays
  • Article 13: Job Posting
  • Article 15: Layoff
  • Article 20: Parking/Transit
  • Article 21: Personnel Files
  • Article 22: Severability
  • Article 23: Subcontracting
  • Article 24: Summer Non-registered Graduate Research Student Assistants
  • Article 26: Travel
  • Article 28: Union Rights
  • Article 30: Voluntary Community Action Program
  • Article 31: Vacation

Next Steps

The next UW-UAW bargaining session is scheduled for March 25.