Union contract rejected second time; What’s next?

Classified staff in bargaining units represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees voted 502-342 to reject the proposed contract between WFSE and Washington State University a second time. The tally also included 54 contested ballots. The revote was held on Oct. 20 or 21, depending upon locations.The contract was originally rejected 426-401 by classified […]

Union contract rejected; WSU requests classified raises

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 […]

Union contract rejected; unfair labor practice charged by WFSE

The proposed union contract between Washington Federation for State Employees and Washington State University was rejected (401-426) on Wednesday 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 planning to file an “unfair […]