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
  • Administrator and management training
  • Union requests for information

News

August 11, 2017: PERC issues Decision in Representation Case 129021-E-17 (WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center – Farm and Maintenance Operations)


July 28, 2017: PERC completes the Tally of Cross Check in Representation Case 129021-E-17 (WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center- Farm and Maintenance Operations)


July 1, 2017: New Contract takes effect for Washington State University Police Guild (WSUPG) represented employees 


July 1, 2017: New Contract takes effect for WFSE represented employees 


June 9, 2017: PERC issues Decision in Representation Case 128869-E-17 (BU 16)


June 1, 2017: Representation Petition filed with PERC for Farm and Maintenance employees at the Puyallup Extension (129021-E-17)


May 30, 2017: PERC completes the Tally of Election in Representation Case 128869-E-17 (BU 16)


May 12, 2017: PERC issues Decision in Representation Case 128831-E-17 (BU 18)


May 2, 2017: PERC completes the Tally of Election in Representation Case 128831-E-17 (BU 18)


March 28, 2017:  Representation Petition filed with PERC for Bargaining Unit 16 (128869-E-17)


March 6, 2017:  Representation Petition filed with PERC for Bargaining Unit 18 (128831-E-17)


October 28, 2016: The WFSE files Unit Clarification Case for Bargaining Units 13 and 19 (128521-E-16)


October 3, 2016: Certification Issued in the Waste Management Representation Case (128222-E-16)


September 30, 2016: 2017-19 CBAs with the PSE, WFSE and WSU Police Guild Ratified


For previous Labor Relations News, see the Labor Relations News Page

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