Labor Relations

Our mission

The Labor Relations office provides strategic leadership and direction for the UW’s labor relations and collective bargaining functions. We partner closely with managers as well as the unions that represent UW employees, and work to facilitate communication, collaboration, and productive relationships across the UW system.

Our scope includes collective bargaining, strategic advising, grievance administration and arbitration, and providing training and support to departments throughout UW. We are committed to achieving thoughtful outcomes that recognize the hard work and expertise of UW’s employees and ensure responsible stewardship of public resources.