Labor Relations

WSNA – UW (Montlake) Negotiations Recap for May 18


This recap details the fifth virtual session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and Washington State Nurses Association. Recaps are published online on the UW Labor Relations website.

Tentative Agreements

The parties tentatively agreed to the following:

Article 3 – Affirmative Action

  • Added reference to the corresponding University Executive Order

Article 15 –  Sick Time Off

  • Housekeeping edits only, including change the term “leave” to “time off” to reflect UW terminology

Article 17 –  Employer Facilities

  • Maintained current contract language

Article 22 – Workers’ Compensation

  • Eliminated language such that employees who suffer a work-related injury or illness that is compensable under the state worker’s compensation law may select time loss compensation exclusively or a combination of leave payment and time loss compensation, without any restriction (e.g. no longer deducting time loss insurance payments).

Appendix III –  Clinical Clusters Pertaining to Layoff Article 20

  • Housekeeping edits only

Next Steps

The next UW and WSNA bargaining session is scheduled for June 8 and will be held virtually.