UWHA and UW Labor Relations (LR) met for the twenty-eighth bargaining session on Wednesday, April 15th. UWHA sent counter proposals in advance for Articles 6 and 21. The state appointed mediator was in attendance.

Article 6 (Fringe Benefits), Both LR and UWHA have come to agreement on the meal reimbursement amount. UWHA updated language on how the policy would be implemented. UWHA also updated language on the cell phone section to state that if the UW Medicine policy changes, UWHA would be able to bargain. UWHA maintains that residents should have access to fitness facilities at all sites, including the VA. LR removed language about having healthy foods accessible at the VA, to language that says food accessible at the VA will be in line with the meals policy.

Article 21 (Professional Development), UWHA accepted language that programs could implement the professional development funds, either through a stipend or reimbursement; however, maintains that a stipend would need to be higher due to it being taxable. 

Article XX (Union Activities), LR accepted language regarding staff representatives or employees of UWHA. 

Side Letter (GMEC), UWHA updated language to better reflect current policy and the trial period for GMEC alternative representatives.

LR promised to send over a new proposal for Article 18 (Moonlighting) by Monday, April 20th.

The next bargaining session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21st from 3:00-7:00pm via Zoom. UWHA welcomes all members to attend, please email admin@uwha.com if you would like to join.

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