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!
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 🍻 & 🍕??
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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)