Labor Relations

UW – UAW Negotiations Recap for May 29, 2018


This recap details the twenty-first session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW, which expired on April 30, 2018. This was the fifth session to be facilitated by State-appointed mediators.  Recaps are published online on the UW Labor Relations website.

UAW Proposal

The Union presented a package proposal, in which all provisions would need to be accepted in their entirety. The only change to UAW’s May 22 proposal was on wages.  UAW maintained its proposal to retain current contract language that ties ASE compensation at UW to the Global Challenge States (GCS).  The Union proposed base pay, hourly rate and variable rate increases of the percentage equaling the adjusted gap between UW and the GCS median each year or at least 2%, whichever is greater, on July 1, 2018, 2% on July 1, 2019, and 2% on July 1, 2020.

Next Steps

The next UW-UAW bargaining session is scheduled for June 1.  If the parties do not reach agreement by the conclusion of that session, UAW has announced it will strike from June 2-15.  Strike updates are available on the UW Labor Relations strike updates website.