Human Resource Services

Labor Relations

Human Resource Services – Labor Relations provides advice, guidance and direction to employees, supervisors and administrators on a wide range of Labor Relations and collective bargaining matters.  The Labor Relations unit manages the relationship between the University and its organized bargaining units and associated unions. 

Labor Relations is responsible for managing:

  • Employee, supervisor and administrator labor relations questions
  • Addressing union organizing and employee representation matters
  • Contract/policy and procedure consultation, interpretation and administration
  • Collective bargaining
  • Grievance administration, investigation, mediation and arbitration 
  • Labor/Management relations and meetings
  • Labor/Management informal conflict resolution
  • Management and administrator training
  • Union requests for information

  


 

Bargaining Units and Agreements

 

Public School Employees of Washington (PSE)
 

2013-2015 WSU-PSE Collective Bargaining Agreement 

Compensation (Article 44)

Wage Scale - General Service Salary Schedule Effective July 1, 2011

Units Covered Under this Agreement
Bargaining Unit 16 - WSU Tri-Cities Custodians and Maintenance Custodians

Bargaining Unit 16 at Washington State University consists of all full-time and regular part-time custodians and maintenance custodians of the Washington State University Tri-Cities Campus, excluding supervisors, confidential employees and all other employees.

Bargaining Unit 18 - Facilities Operations, Custodial Services

Bargaining Unit 18 at Washington State University consists of all full-time and regular part-time non-supervisory employees in Facilities Operations, Custodial Services Unit, at the Pullman campus of Washington State University, excluding supervisors, confidential employees and all other employees.

Teamsters Local 690
 
Compensation

Wage Scale - General Service Salary Schedule Effective January 1, 2014

Unit Represented by the Teamsters Local 690
Bargaining Unit 14 - Steam Plant

Bargaining Unit 14 at Washington State University consists of all full-time and regular part-time employees of the Steam Plant at the Washington State University, excluding supervisors, confidential employees and all other employees.

Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE)
 

2013-2015 WSU-WFSE Collective Bargaining Agreement

June 5, 2014 Memorandum of Agreement

October 31, 2014 BU 13 Memorandum of Agreement

FAQ Regarding One-Time Four Percent Lump Sum Payment

FAQ Regarding the University Leave Day

Compensation (Contract Article 24) 

Wage Scale - General Service Salary Schedule Effective January 1, 2014

Units Covered Under this Agreement
Bargaining Unit 1 - Western Washington and Wenatchee Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center

Bargaining Unit 1 at Washington State University consists of all full-time and regular part-time civil service employees of Washington state University Western Washington and certain employees of the Wenatchee Tree Fruit Research and Extension Centers, excluding confidential employees, internal auditors, and all other employees.


EXCEPTIONS to the "west of the Cascade Mountains" definition include the Maintenance Mechanic 1 and Maintenance Mechanic 2 positions at the Wenatchee Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center (TFREC). No other Job classes at the Wenatchee TREC are included in the bargaining unit.

The following positions are specifically EXCLUDED from the unit:

Secretary position reporting to the chief Administrator of Western Washington Research Extension Center (WWREC) and its entities;

Secretary position reporting to the Administrator of the Extension Unit at Western Washington Research Center in Puyallup;

Supervisory position directly responsible to the chief Administrator of the WWREC and its entities for all research and physical plant budgets, purchases and disbursements;

Supervisory position directly responsible to the Chief Administrator of the WWREC and its entities for supervising all farm and maintenance crews and scheduling job assignments at the main center and its outlying entities;

Supervisory position directly responsible to the Chief Administrator at WWREC and its entities for maintaining the physical plant poultry operation at WWREC and the direct supervision of all poultry plan support personnel;

Secretary position reporting to the Chief Administrator of the Northwest Washington Research and Extension Unit at Mt. Vernon, Washington;

Secretary position reporting to the chief Administrator of the southwestern Washington Research and Extension Unit at Vancouver, Washington

 
Bargaining Unit 2 - Service Employee Supervisors on the Pullman Campus

Bargaining Unit 2 at Washington State University consists of all full-time and regular part-time supervisory civil service employees of Washington State University engaged in service work, excluding confidential employees, internal auditors, and all other employees.

Bargaining Unit 12 - Dining Services

Bargaining Unit 12 at Washington State University consists of all full-time and regular part-time classified staff in Washington State University Dining Services, excluding supervisors, confidential employees and all other employees.

Bargaining Unit 13 - Facilities Operations Maintenance and Utilities and Construction Services

Bargaining Unit 13 at Washington State University consists of all full-time and regular part-time nonsupervisory employees in the Construction Services, Maintenance and Utilities divisions within the Facilities Operations Department of Washington State University, excluding supervisors, confidential employees and all other employees.

Bargaining Unit 15 - College of Sciences Technical Services (Instrument and Electronic Shops)

Bargaining Unit 15 at Washington State University consists of all full-time and regular part-time nonsupervisory employees in the Instrument and Electronics Shops in the Technical Services Division of the college of Sciences of Washington State University, excluding supervisors, confidential employees and all other employees.

Bargaining Unit 17 - WSU Spokane Facilities of Operations

Bargaining Unit 17 at Washington State University consists of all full-time and regular part-time employees at the Washington State University Spokane Campus in the Facilities Operations Division, excluding supervisors, confidential employees, and all other employees.

 

Washington State University Police Guild
 

2013-2015 WSU-WSUPG Collective Bargaining Agreement

Compensation (Contract Article 24)

Wage Scale - Appendix A Effective July 1, 2013

Unit Covered Under this Agreement
Bargaining Unit 4 - Police Guild

Bargaining Unit 4 at Washington State University consists of all nonsupervisory sworn personnel of Washington State University at the Pullman main campus, excluding confidential employees, internal auditors, supervisors, and employees included in any other bargaining unit.

 


 

Union Representatives

 

Public School Employees of Washington (PSE) Representative
 
Bargaining Unit 16 & 18

Public School Employee of Washington - SEIU Local 1948
1825 N Hutchinson Road, Suite 101
Spokane Valley, WA  99212
 or (866) 820-5652
http://pseclassified.org/

Kasmir J. Zarakiewicz PSE Field Representative
(509) 484-2515  

Paula Jewell,  Chapter President

Corrina Johnson,  Chapter Vice President / Grievance Officer

Margot Buckley,  Chapter Secretary / Treasurer

 

 

WFSE Senior Field Representatives/Field Representatives
Bargaining Units 1,2,12,13,15 & 17

Washington Federation of State Employees Headquarters

1212 Jefferson Street SE, #300
Olympia, WA  98501
(800) 562-6002
Fax: (360) 352-7608
http://www.wfse.org

Rick Nesbitt, Council Representative, Local 1066 & Local 1221
(800)442-8618 

Britt Kauffman,  Council Representative, Local 53
(800)924-5753  

Phyllis Alexander, Council Representative, Local 1060
(800)967-3816

 

WSU Police Guild Representative
 
Bargaining Unit 4

Rhonda Fenrich
Fenrich & Gallagher, P.C.
245 W 5th AVE
Eugene, OR  97401
(541) 342-7820
Fax: (541) 342-7802

Darren Jones - President

Dawn Daniels - Vice President

Curtis Whitman - Secretary/Treasurer

 

 

Stewards

 

Public School Employees of Washington
 

Bargaining Unit 16 - WSU Tri-Cities Custodians and Maintenance Custodians

Bargaining Unit 18 - Facilities Operations, Custodial Services

Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE)
 

Bargaining Unit 1 - Western Washington and Wenatchee Tree and Fruit Research and Extension Center

  • Curtis Bod, Local 53, (253) 445-4622
  • Brigitte Patterson, Local 1060, (360) 848-6125

 

Bargaining Unit 2 - Service Employee Supervisors on the Pullman Campus

 

Bargaining Unit 12 - Dining Services

  • Holly Bieker, Local 1066, (509) 335-2741
  • Brian Guthmiller, Local 1033, (509) 335-8621
  • Debra Haupt, Local 1066, (509) 335-3050
  • Daniel Johnson, Local 1066, (509) 335-3561
  • Yvonne Kibbee, Local 1066, (509) 335-8621

 

Bargaining Unit 13 - Facilities Operations Construction Services and Maintenance & Utilities

  • Chad Congdon, Local 1066, (509) 335-9000
  • Roger Eberhardt, Local 1066, (509) 335-9000
  • Steven Gates, Local 1066, (509) 335-9000

 

Bargaining Unit 15 - College of Sciences Technical Services (Instrument and Electronic Shops)

  • John Rutherford, Local 1066, (509) 335-1196
  • Steve Watson, Local 1066, (509) 335-1196

 

Bargaining Unit 17 - WSU Spokane Facilities Operations

  • Brian Delong, Local 1221, (509) 358-7994
  • Penelope Graydon, Local 1221, (509) 358-7995
  • Michael Reitemeier, Local 1221, (509) 251-6537
WSU Police Guild
 

Bargaining Unit 4 - Police Employees on the Pullman Campus

  • Daren Jones, WSU Police Guild President, (509) 335-4310
  • Dawn Daniels, WSU Police Guild Vice President, (509) 335-4385
  • Michael Petlovany, WSU Police Guild Secretary/Treasurer, (509) 335-4404

 


 

Other Resources

 

 

 

Representation

 

 

 

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LABOR RELATIONS NEWS

  • MARCH 18, 2015: A Representation Petition for BU 17 (WSU Spokane Facilities Operations) was filed with the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC). The type of petition was identified as a Decertification Petition. More information can be found on the Labor Relations Representation page.

 

  • MARCH 12, 2015:

    The 2015-17 Collective Bargaining Agreements have been included in the Governor's proposed 2015-17 biennial operating budget submitted to the Legislature in December. View the below links for details:

Collective Bargaining Agreement submission to the Office of Financial Management 

 Summary of Governor Inslee's Proposed 2015-17 Biennial Budget

Governor’s 2015-17 Compensation Plan for all state employees

 

  • DECEMBER 5, 2014: The 2015-17 Collective Bargaining Agreements submitted to the state on September 30, 2014 have been deemed financially feasible by Governor  Jay Inslee's budget office and will be included in the Governor's proposed 2015-17 biennial operating budget that will be submitted to the Legislature.

 

  • OCTOBER 17, 2014: As a result of Representation case 25539-E-13-3777, WFSE has been re-certified as the union representative of non-supervisory employees of the Facilities Operations, Construction Services, Maintenance and Utilities Divisions. Description of Bargaining Unit 13 and the PERC Certification.

 

  

For previous Labor Relations news, see the Labor Relations News Archive

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