Labor Relations

WSNA Critical Recruitment and Retention Wage Increase Agreement

This recap details the recruitment and retention wage increase agreement between University of Washington (UW) and the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) on August 16, 2022. Bargaining between these two parties for the 2023 – 2025 University of Washington Medical Center – Montlake (UWMC-ML) collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and the 2023-2025 University of Washington Medical Center – Northwest (UWMC-NW) CBA will begin in September.

Critical Recruitment and Retention Wages Increases – The Employer acknowledges the staffing challenges present throughout the University and the importance of immediate implementation of wage increases for recruitment and retention purposes. The parties agreed to an MOU that will increase wages by 5% for nurses. The agreement includes regular employees and non-permanent intermittent employees to be placed on their current step in a new range. Temporary hourly employees not on steps will receive an increase in their hourly rate if below the new range, if applicable. The increases will have an effective date of August 1, 2022.