Labor Relations

UW – SEIU 1199 Negotiations Recap for June 7, 2017


This recap details the 12th session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and SEIU 1199. Recaps are published online on the UW Labor Relations website.

Tentative Agreements

The parties signed tentative agreements to close the following provisions:

  • New Article – Privacy
  • New Article – Family Medical Leave Act and Parental Leave
  • New Article – Miscellaneous Leave

UW Proposals

MOU: Joint Contract Administration Training – In response to SEIU 1199’s proposal, UW proposed language in which the parties would collaborate on joint training regarding changes to the 2017-2019 collective bargaining agreement, provided that bargaining is completed by July 1, the contract is ratified by July 15, and the union turns around the draft agreement within two weeks of receipt from the employer.

MOU: Multi-Disciplinary JLM – In response to SEIU 1199’s concerns about ensuring missed rest breaks are entered in Kronos, UW proposed that the parties would meet at a JLM within six months of contract ratification to discuss potential updates to missed meal and rest break reporting.

Economic Proposals

UW proposed an economic package consisting of the following:

General Wage Increases – UW proposed general wage increases of 2 percent on January 1, 2018, and another 1 percent on July 1, 2018.

Certification Pay – UW maintained its proposal to add a $1.00 certification pay for health care specialists.

MOU: Non-monetary steps  UW maintained its proposed MOU that would eliminate non-monetary steps by redistributing the values for all pay ranges on pay tables BC and BS, and added pay table BQ.

MOU: END Technologist Market Increases – UW maintained its proposal of two pay range increases on July 1, 2017 for all classifications in the END Technologist series, placing them on the new range at the same step to which they are assigned, (in addition to any across the board raise).

MOU: Harborview Nursing Scholarships – UW maintained its proposal to maintain current contract language and scholarship amounts, while extending the MOU to the 2017-2019 contract.

Education Support Funds – UW proposed that the employer provide up to fifty dollars for full-time pharmacy technicians and pharmacy technician leads, and pro-rate the funds for part-time employees.  UW maintained its proposal to retain current contract language for education fund amounts for other positions.

Union Proposals – Implementation Costs – The UW provided an updated summary of implementation costs for the union’s monetary proposals, including expansion of break relief.  The union’s proposals would cost approximately $58.7 million over the 2017-2019 contract.

SEIU 1199 Proposals

Sub-committees – SEIU 1199 proposed sub-committee meetings during the session to discuss clarification of UW’s most recent proposals on the MOU on Inpatient Social Work Ad Hoc JLM and the MOU on Respiratory Care Practitioners Certification Pay.  The parties met to discuss the specified MOU.

Next Steps

The next UW-SEIU 1199 bargaining session is scheduled for June 9.