Labor Relations

About Labor Relations

Our mission

The Labor Relations office is committed to achieving thoughtful outcomes that recognize the hard work and expertise of UW’s employees and ensure responsible stewardship of public resources.

Basic collective bargaining obligations

These are general guidelines to some common labor principles.

Glossary of terms

With a team of lawyers and specialists behind Labor Relations, the technical terms and language used can get a bit confusing. For ultimate clarity, refer to this glossary of terms and definitions as you explore our content.

Union Membership

Some job classifications and employees are included in bargaining unit positions that pay monthly dues or fees to the union. To learn more about the details, please take a look at your contract or contact your union.