Labor Relations

Membership requirements

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Janus v. AFSCME on June 27, 2018. The primary issue in Janus was whether public employees can be compelled to pay representation fees as a condition of employment. For more information about the Janus decision, view the Washington State Office of Financial Management Question and Answers page for information related to the decision.

The University concluded bargaining with each Union over any contract language that was made unlawful by the Supreme Court decision. All contract articles about union dues and fees are outlined below for ease of reference.

Employees inquiring about their representation status or union dues and fees should refer to the relevant contract article or contact their Union.

Full collective bargaining agreements can be found on the Labor Relations website.