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Union contract rejected; WSU requests classified raises
October 1, 2004

In the wake of Wednesday’s vote in which employees rejected (401-426) a proposed union contract between the Washington Federation of State Employees and Washington State University, administrators have:* rebuked union allegations of unfair labor practices* filed a three-pronged request with the state for salary increases for all classified staff (union and nonunion)* called for the Washington Federation for State Employees to return to the bargaining tableThe proposed union contract between WFSE and WSU was rejected (401-426) by employees who are covered by that bargaining agreement, according to Tim Welch, director of public affairs for WFSE. However, the union contends the vote was unfair and that it is … » More …