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
Register to Vote: The November 8th State General election is coming up! Make sure you are registered to vote. You have until October 31 to register online or November 8 by 8pm to register in person at your County Elections Office. If you have not received your ballot and you are registered to vote, you … Continue reading 2022 Election Information!
We have the utmost confidence that these candidates will be allies and partners with our union, healthcare workers, and the labor movement at large in the Seattle region. Read below to learn more about who we endorsed and why we encourage you to vote for these candidates in the August primaries. The RFPU - NW … Continue reading RFPU-NW Endorsements for 2022 Elections
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)
New Members - Join us at MOHAI's Historic Ships Wharf on June 26th!We're excited that you'll be a part of our membership this coming academic year, and we'd love to have you join us for an upcoming in-person event at MOHAI's Historic Ships Wharf. This will be an opportunity to learn more about RFPU-NW and meet … Continue reading New Member Picnic this Sunday!!!
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)
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)
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!
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
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)