Bargaining Summary – Session #8 (05/04/22)

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)

Join the ’22-23 RFPU-NW Board!

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!

Bargaining Summary – Session #7 (04/06/22)

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)

Bargaining Summary – Session #6 (03/23/22)

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)

RFPU-NW March Happy Hour: Fri, March 25!

Who: YOU! All RFPU-NW Residents and Fellows are invited! (RSVP HERE)When: Fri, March 25 from 7-10pmWhere: Optimism Brewing, 1158 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122Why: To come together as a union to discuss all things negotiations and future collective actions while meeting/socializing with co-residents/fellows! Did we mention there was free 🍻 & 🍕??

Bargaining Summary – Session #5 (03/09/22)

RFPU-NW and UW Labor Relations (UW) met for the fifth (virtual) bargaining session.  UW Counter Proposals: Article 4, Disciplinary Action and Just Cause: UW proposed language stating that the employer will inform the employee about their right to representation. Additionally, they proposed language from current GME policy that says a focus of concern letter should … Continue reading Bargaining Summary – Session #5 (03/09/22)