Student Debt Relief Plan FAQs and Info

General InformationOn August 24, President Biden announced a Student Debt Relief Plan to help relieve student debt borrowers including forgiving $10,000 for all borrowers making less than $125,000 or married couples making less than $250,000; and $20,000 for borrowers with the same income restrictions that received a Pell Grant. Borrowers with undergraduate loans can also cap their … Continue reading Student Debt Relief Plan FAQs and Info

Bargaining Summary – Session #13 (06/22/22)

RFPU-NW and UW Labor Relations (UW) met for the thirteenth (virtual) bargaining session. We had an intermittent session without a mediator, but our next two sessions will include a Washington State Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) mediator.   Package Proposals: The employer sent over a package proposal after the last session that included Articles 3 (Childcare), … Continue reading Bargaining Summary – Session #13 (06/22/22)

Bargaining Summary – Session #12 (06/15/22)

RFPU-NW and UW Labor Relations (UW) met for the twelfth (virtual) bargaining session. This session and all remaining sessions moving forward will include a Washington State Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) mediator. Package Proposals: The employer offered a package proposal include all remaining articles including Articles 1 (Definitions), 3 (Childcare), 6 (Fringe Benefits), 8 (Health … Continue reading Bargaining Summary – Session #12 (06/15/22)

Bargaining Summary – Session #11 (06/01/22)

RFPU-NW and UW Labor Relations (UW) met for the eleventh (virtual) bargaining session.  Articles presented: Newly Proposed Article X (Scheduling, Hours, and Patient Care): Your union agreed to keeping current contract language around schedules being provided no later than thirty days in advance. Additionally, RFPU compromised on the most recent union proposal, now proposing residents … Continue reading Bargaining Summary – Session #11 (06/01/22)

Sign up to be a Dept Rep for AY22-23!

Ensure your co-residents/fellows are represented and engaged this upcoming year by signing up to become a Department Representative for your program!By becoming a leader, you will be taking the first step to building a stronger union! Leaders play a crucial role. They make sure their co-residents/fellows' rights are protected. They listen to their co-residents/fellows and unite people to see that … Continue reading Sign up to be a Dept Rep for AY22-23!

Annual Report Release

At the end of each academic year, RFPU-NW releases our annual report for the academic year. This report contains financial updates, information about our benefit programs, and summarizes the progress your union has made over the last year. 2021-2022 annual report

Bargaining Summary – Session #10 (05/18/22)

RFPU-NW and UW Labor Relations (UW) met for the tenth (virtual) bargaining session.  Articles discussed: Article 13, Leave - Miscellaneous: In response to the employer’s proposal regarding paid parental leave, RFPU countered that the employer will provide paid parental time off to cover the first six weeks of each approved leave of absence taken - … Continue reading Bargaining Summary – Session #10 (05/18/22)