UWHA and UW Labor Relations (LR) met for the twenty-sixth bargaining session on Wednesday, March 11th. UWHA sent counter proposals in advance for Articles 1, 3, 6, 15, 16, 19, 23, and 25. You can read the highlights and view the package proposal. LR submitted a new proposals for Articles 2, 6, 23, and a Side Letter and MOU. Article 13 (Leave – Miscellaneous) was Tentatively Agreed to by both parties.
Article 2 (Committees), LR offered that all UWHA and peer-appointed resident/fellow committee members shall be granted an excused absence(s) from regular clinical or scholarly duties to attend their respective committee meeting.
Article 6 (Fringe Benefits), beginning July 1, 2020, the Employer will increase the meal reimbursement to ten dollars ($10.00) per meal.
Article 23 (Salary/Stipends), increased the housing stipend an additional $100 starting July 1, 2020, totalling $2,400 (please note this has been combined with the $750 travel stipend, so is more like $1,650 for housing and $750 for travel).
The side letter notes that the offer in Article 2 can be extended if mutually agreed upon.
The MOU would provide a $950.00 lump sum to residents sixty days after ratification.
The next bargaining session is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th from 3:00-7:00pm at Roosevelt Commons West, Rm. 271. UWHA welcomes all members to attend.