Labor Relations

WA Federation of State Employees Master

A wide variety of University of Washington employees are represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). WFSE is part of The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). At the University, WFSE/AFSCME Council 28 represents people working in public service including:

  • Food service workers
  • Gardeners
  • Truck drivers
  • Laundry operators
  • Certain types of health care workers
  • Skilled trades such as electricians and mechanics
  • People working at the library
  • Many other people working at UW

Download a membership card for WFSE/AFSCME.

Current contract

The current contract between UW and WFSE/AFSCME Council 28 can be found here. Additional Memoranda of Understanding and other agreements bargained mid-contract can be accessed on the Mid-cycle MOUs page.

Negotiation updates

News and updates on the latest UW-WFSE master contract negotiations can be accessed on the Negotiation Updates page.

Previous contracts

2021-2023 WFSE Contract (with RCW 43.88.583 Summary)*
2019-2021 WFSE Contract
2017-2019 WFSE Contract
2015-2017 WFSE Contract
2013-2015 WFSE Contract
2011-2013 WFSE Contract

*This summary was drafted upon ratification, so please consult the current contract for the most up to date contract version.