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Union secturity requested
September 22, 2004

Contract negotiation update:  At about 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, the WFSE delivered a full counter proposal to WSU administrators regarding the final four articles in the proposed contract. That proposal is now being considered by the university. It includes a request for “union security” and a full insertion of the layoff procedures as found in the WSU’s Business Procedures and Practices Manual.In essence, a union security provision requires all classified employees covered by the bargaining agreement to pay union dues — 1.37 percent of gross base pay up to $53.29 per month —about $639 per year, per employee.WSU is the only university in the state that … » More …