Labor Relations

WFSE Master Negotiation Updates

WFSE represents various employees across UW, including skilled trades, food services, custodial services, library services, and healthcare workers. The 2017-2019 collective bargaining agreement between the UW and WFSE expires on June 30, 2019.

Banks Evans
Director, Labor Relations (Lead Negotiator)
Patti Colaizzo
Director, Facilities Employee Services
Nerissa del Rosario
HR Department Manager, Housing and Food Services
Cheryl Ewaldsen
Assistant Director for HR, Housing and Food Services
Kate B Flowers
Facilities Manager for Custodial Services, Housing and Food Services
Marisa Graudins
Manager, UWHR Policy and Legislation
Ashlee Hooten
Communications Specialist, Labor Relations
Pam Jorgensen
Assistant Administrator, Harborview Medical Center
Amy Junglov
Assistant Director, Medical Centers Compensation
Sommer Kleweno-Walley
Senior Associate Administrator, Harborview Medical Center
Jennifer Mallahan
HR Specialist, Labor Relations
Nikki McCraw
Assistant Vice President of HR, UW Medicine
Patrick Osby
Assistant Dean of Libraries, Administrative Services
Bev Page
HR Consultant, Campus HR Operations
Jon Parkin
Director, Facilities Services
Toby Purvis
Director, UW Medical Center Environmental Services
Erin Rice
Assistant Vice President, Campus HR Operations
Kathy Schell
Senior HR Consultant, UW Medicine HR
Gene Woodard
Director, Facilities Services: Building Services

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In negotiations for a collective bargaining agreement for the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium, the parties reached agreement on recruitment and retention wage increases for the Hospital Assistant and Patient Care Technician […]


February 19, 2019 Agreement Reached with WFSE on 2019-2021 Contract

UW has reached agreement with WFSE on a collective bargaining agreement for the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium. Members of WFSE have voted in favor of ratifying their contract. For details on […]


February 1, 2019 UW – WFSE Negotiations Update – Voting Starts February 5

Contract Vote The Employer agrees to support voting efforts by allowing the Union access to the various spaces to conduct voting, and allowing employees a reasonable amount of time to […]


October 5, 2018 UW – WFSE Negotiations Update – Voting Starts October 5

Contract Vote The Employer agrees to support voting efforts by allowing the Union access to the various spaces to conduct voting and allowing employees a reasonable amount of time to […]


September 25, 2018 UW – Coalition Negotiations Recap September 25, 2018

Employer Proposal In the early morning hours of September 25, the parties concluded bargaining after the Employer reasserted its last, best, and final proposal, presented the evening prior.   Highlights of […]


September 18, 2018 UW – WFSE Negotiations Recap September 17, 2018

Background This recap details portions of the twelfth session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and WFSE, set to expire on June 30, 2019. Recaps […]


September 17, 2018 UW – Coalition Negotiations Recap September 13, 2018

Background This recap details portions of the fifth coalition session between the UW and SEIU 925, WFSE, and the SEIU 1199NW Research/Hall Health Bargaining Unit.  Economic items will be bargained […]


September 12, 2018 UW – WFSE Negotiations Recap September 10, 2018

Background This recap details portions of the eleventh session for the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and WFSE, set to expire on June 30, 2019. Recaps […]


August 29, 2018 UW – Coalition Negotiations Recap August 22 & 24, 2018

Background This recap details portions of the third and fourth coalition sessions between the UW and SEIU 925, WFSE, and the SEIU 1199NW Research/Hall Health Bargaining Unit.  Economic items will […]


August 17, 2018 UW – Coalition Negotiations Recap August 15 & 16, 2018

Background This recap details portions of the first two coalition sessions between the UW and SEIU 925, WFSE, and the SEIU 1199NW Research/Hall Health Bargaining Unit.  Economic items will be […]