UWHA and UW Labor Relations (LR) met for the twentieth bargaining session on January 7th Articles 2, 3, 5, 7, and 11 were discussed. This was the first negotiation session with PERC Mediator, Chris Casillas in attendance. Tentative Agreements were signed on Articles 14 and 22.
Article 2 (Committees), UWHA and LR have disagreement regarding alternate designees for committee representation. UWHA maintains that unpredictable resident schedules prevent resident representation on various committees, and the rules for who can attend needs to be less restrictive.
Article 3 (Definitions), UWHA continues to assert that the definition of a resident or fellow is not limited to only residents and fellows in ACGME accredited programs.
Article 5 (Dues Deduction), there are still discrepancies between the two proposals regarding how to ensure that dues are not erroneously removed from UW employees, who are no longer members of the bargaining unit.
Article 7 (Grievances), LR updated language in their proposal to more closely align with UWHA proposal.
Article 11 (Leave – Extended), UWHA updated language to better reflect new state law.
Articles 14 (Leave – Professional) and 22 (Progression by Training Year) were discussed and tentative agreements were signed by both parties.
The next bargaining session is scheduled for Wednesday, January 15th from 3:00-7:00pm at Roosevelt Commons West, Rm. 271. UWHA welcomes all members to attend.