Labor Relations

Negotiations Recap for June 15, 2016 (SEIU 925-WFSE Coalition Session)

This recap summarizes the second session for the renewal of UW’s collective bargaining agreements with SEIU 925 and WFSE for the 2017-19 contract term. This was the second session where SEIU 925 and WFSE negotiated together as a coalition.


SEIU 925 and WFSE delivered two additional proposals, and further explained the motivations and rationale behind their initial series of proposals.

Union Coalition Proposals

SEIU 925 and WFSE delivered the following proposals as a coalition, intended to apply to both groups.

Staffing Concerns – The unions proposed a requirement that supervisors meet with employees and provide written direction to help employees accomplish their work, namely when staffing or work assignments change. This could include setting priorities or adjustment of work.

Health and Safety – The unions proposed broad commitments to staffing and maintenance with regard to the ongoing upkeep and management of buildings across the University.

Next Steps

The next bargaining session is specific to WFSE, on June 22, followed by another SEIU 925 and WFSE coalition session scheduled for June 23.