Ratification

CWU CONTRACT RATIFICATION

CONTRACTS RATIFIED 9/28/18

WFSE MEMBERS OVERWHELMINGLY RATIFIED 2019-2021 CONTRACTS TODAY WHEN VOTING CLOSED AT 5PM.

"The hard work of our bargaining teams, and advocacy of our members resulted in historic gains in our 2019-2021 contracts. We are stronger together." — Amy Spiegel, WFSE Director of Negotiations

The contracts wil be delivered to the Governor's office for processing (financial feasibility) and inclusion in Governor's 2019 Budget. Stay tuned in January for opportunities to help support lobbying efforts for funding our contracts.

SUMMARY OF TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

This is a summary that highlights and explains the most significant provisions of the Tentative Agreement reached between the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) and Central Washington University (CWU) on September 10, 2018. It does not cover every article or every provision. 

MAJOR GOALS

Major goals achieved include:

  • 3% increase in 7/1/2019 (see Art. 40)
  • 3% increase in 7/1/2020 (see Art. 40)
  • $200 Lump Sum Payment on 7/25/2019 (see Art. 40)
  • Wage adjustments to $15.00/hr. for all individuals currently making less than $15.00/hr.
  • (see Art. 40)
  • Salary Range adjustments to 62, for all Campus Police Officers (see Art. 40)

HIGHLIGHTS
OF THE ECONOMIC GAINS IN 2019-2021 ARTICLES

Article 40 – Compensation

  • 3% across the board increase effective 7/1/19
  • 3% across the board increase effective 7/1/20
  • $200 Lump Sum Payment on 7/25/2019 
  • Salary Range Adjustments to 62, for all Campus Police Officers
  • Wage adjustments to $15/hr. for all individuals making less than $15/hr.

HIGHLIGHTS
OF THE NON-ECONOMIC GAINS IN 2019-2021 ARTICLES

Article 2 – Non-Discrimination

  • Expanded: language regarding protected classes

Article 3 – Workplace Behavior

  • Added: “bullying” to the list of inappropriate workplace behavior.

Article 5 – Temporary Assignments

  • Temporary employees will receive the same wage increase percentage as permanent WWU employees 
  • Once is hired as a permanent employee into the same position and department without a break in service, the probationary period will not exceed 12 months
  • Workplace Behavior Article applying to Temporary Employees (see Article 3)

Article 12 – Sick Leave

  • Added language clarification of new legislation and rules.

Article 13 – Other Mandates

• Added language to clarify definition of “employee relative”

Article 22 – Commute Trip Reduction and Parking

  • Added: clarifying language to ensure employees are not reported to credit agencies, for any unpaid parking violations/fees. 
  • Added: a reference to the Governors Executive Order regarding compressed workweeks, flextime arrangements, etc.

Article 45 – Contracting

  • Added: University will provide the Union with a description of work to be contracted out, an explanation as to why the University is proposing to contract out work, and the University will identify any time-sensitive or special urgency related to contracting out of bargaining unit work.

Article 48 – Printing of Agreement

  • For employees whom require a reasonable accommodation (e.g. large print, braille, etc.), the University will accommodate those requests

Article 49 - Term of Agreement

  • Date Changes.

RESOURCES

Tentative Agreement

Please VOTE to ratify this agreement!

Your Bargaining Team recommends you VOTE TO ACCEPT this Agreement.