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.

The University is in the process of bargaining with each Union over any contract language that was made unlawful by the Supreme Court decision.  Agreements reached thus far have been captured in updated contracts as follows:

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

Please refer any employees inquiring about their representation status to the relevant contract updates and/or refer them to their Union.  For more information, view the Washington State Office of Financial Management Question and Answers page for information related to the decision.