Labor Relations

RFPU negotiation updates

Contract negotiations begin January 12, 2022 to bargain a successor agreement for 2022-2025.

Banks Evans
Assistant Vice President, UW Labor Relations (Lead Negotiator)
Cindy Hamra, JD, MA
Assistant Dean, Operations & Administration, School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Education
Hayley Fisher
Director, Housestaff Affairs, School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Education
Barbara Van Ess
Senior Director of Personnel Policy, Dean’s Office, School of Medicine
Renni Bispham
Director of Human Resources, School of Dentistry
Josh Kemper
Labor Relations Specialist, UW Labor Relations
Thomas Dodson, DMD, MPH
Professor & Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry
Jessica Russell
Director of Personnel Projects, Dean’s Office, School of Medicine
Katie Spengler
HR Classification & Compensation Consultant
Shauna Ostler
Human Resources Consulting Manager at Seattle Children’s Hospital
Shelley Kostrinsky
Assistant Vice Provost, UW Office of Academic Personnel
Kimberlee Ely
Director of Academic Human Resources
Nicholas Vedder
Professor and Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery
Mark Snowden
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Paul Sutton
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Stephen Kennedy
Associate Professor, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Babatunde Akinpelu
Clinical Assistant Professor
Abena Knight, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Heidi Combs
Professor, Psychiatry
Ileana Howard
Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine
Al Merati
Professor and Chief, Laryngology and Otolaryngology
Kelly Smith
Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

June 27, 2022 RFPU – UW Negotiations Recap for Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Background This recap details the thirteenth virtual session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the University of Washington and the Resident and Fellow Physicians Union (RFPU). […]


June 21, 2022 RFPU – UW Negotiations Recap for Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Background This recap details the twelfth virtual session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the University of Washington and the Resident and Fellow Physicians Union (RFPU). […]


June 3, 2022 RFPU – UW Negotiations Recap for Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Background This recap details the eleventh virtual session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the University of Washington and the Resident and Fellow Physicians Union (RFPU). […]


May 24, 2022 RFPU – UW Negotiations Recap for Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Background This recap details the tenth virtual session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the University of Washington and the Resident and Fellow Physicians Union (RFPU). […]


May 13, 2022 RFPU – UW Negotiations Recap for Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Background This recap details the ninth virtual session for the renewal of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the University of Washington (UW) and the Resident and Fellow Physicians Union […]


May 5, 2022 RFPU – UW Negotiations Recap for Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Background This recap details the eighth virtual session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the University of Washington and the Resident and Fellow Physicians Union (RFPU). […]


April 8, 2022 RFPU – UW Negotiations Recap for Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Background This recap details the seventh virtual session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the University of Washington and the Resident and Fellow Physicians Union (RFPU). […]


April 8, 2022 Negotiations Update to the GME Community

To the GME Community: I am writing to update you on the University of Washington’s ongoing negotiations with the Resident & Fellow Physician Union—Northwest (RFPU-NW). Both parties have met regularly […]


March 24, 2022 RFPU – UW Negotiations Recap for Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Background This recap details the sixth virtual session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the University of Washington and the Resident and Fellow Physicians Union (RFPU). […]


March 11, 2022 RFPU – UW Negotiations Recap for Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Background This recap details the fifth virtual session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the University of Washington and the Resident and Fellow Physicians Union (RFPU). […]