It's time to start to thinking about the 2022 elections! Local and state-wide elections are critical to seeing progress (or setbacks) in our communities. RFPU - NW is committed to supporting candidates who will fight to make our region equitable for those who live here (including our patients). This year we will be endorsing candidates for … Continue reading 2022 Election Endorsement Meeting
Patients who are incarcerated in King County's jails are a mission population at Harborview Medical Center. Have you taken care of patients who are incarcerated at King County Jail (KCJ) or who are in police custody? Have you experienced challenges caring for these patients? You are not alone! The vast majority of trainees at UW take care … Continue reading Resources – Caring for Patients Experiencing Incarceration
RFPU-NW and UW Labor Relations (UW) met for the ninth (virtual) bargaining session. Articles discussed: Article 3, Childcare: UW proposed increasing the childcare fund by another $10,000, for a total of $70,000/year. Article 4, Disciplinary Action and Just Cause: UW proposed adding that a focus of concern remediation period will be three months (typically). Article … Continue reading Bargaining Summary – Session #9 (05/11/22)
RFPU-NW and UW Labor Relations (UW) met for the eighth (virtual) bargaining session. Articles discussed: Article 1, Definitions: RFPU agreed to keep language that defines a resident or fellow as “accredited by the ACGME” and add “dental” to the definition. Article 3, Childcare: RFPU provided an updated proposal that UW Children’s Centers application fees will … Continue reading Bargaining Summary – Session #8 (05/04/22)
As members of the Resident and Fellow Physician Union - Northwest (RFPU-NW), as doctors who took the Hippocratic oath to “do no harm,” and as some of the 1 in 4 women who will have an abortion by age 45, we firmly believe that abortions are not only standard of care, but they are necessary … Continue reading Resident Physician Response to Pending Strike Down of Roe v. Wade
Executive and General Board Applications Due by April 29th!Nominations Open: April 8th - 29th (Apply Here!)Election: May 1st - 8thAll Board Positions are expected to contribute 4+ hours each month (which includes the monthly board meeting). Incoming residents & fellows are welcome to apply! Vice President Role: Responsible for assisting with general operations for RFPU-NW as needed, including managing the board. … Continue reading Join the ’22-23 RFPU-NW Board!
RFPU-NW and UW Labor Relations (UW) met for the seventh (virtual) bargaining session. Articles discussed: Article 5, Dues-Deduction & RFPU-NW Membership: Compromise was made by both parties that UW will provide your union with a list of all known personal emails for incoming bargaining unit members by April 15th (currently May 1st). Article 6, Fringe … Continue reading Bargaining Summary – Session #7 (04/06/22)
RFPU-NW and UW Labor Relations (UW) met for the sixth (virtual) bargaining session. Articles discussed: Article 3, Childcare: UW proposed adding an additional $10,000/year to the Childcare Fund, for a total of $60,000/year. RFPU-NW estimates there are about 240 resident families at UW each year. UW also proposed adding multiple links to resources. As a … Continue reading Bargaining Summary – Session #6 (03/23/22)
Did you match to a UW residency or fellowship that will start this summer? Interested in learning about RFPU-NW and what we do? Want to know how you can be involved? Join us for a New Member Town Hall so you can meet other incoming residents/fellows and ask questions of current board members! When: Tues, … Continue reading RFPU-NW New Member Town Halls!
The members of the Resident and Fellow Union - Northwest (RFPU-NW) are proud to stand in solidarity with the organizing Starbucks workers of Seattle and beyond! RFPU-NW believes every working person should be free to organize a union in their workplace without fear of retaliation. We are inspired by the unwavering unity and strength of … Continue reading RFPU-NW in Solidarity with United Starbucks Workers!