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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)

YOU could be the next RFPU-NW President or Lead Negotiator!

Apply for president/Lead negotiator here! As we prepare for the '22-'23 academic year, we encourage all our co-residents to consider running for RFPU-NW leadership roles. We are a member-led union, this is one of the best ways to contribute to making your union strong!Nominations: March 1st - 22ndElection: March 24th - 31stSee roles, terms, and compensations details here. Please Note: … Continue reading YOU could be the next RFPU-NW President or Lead Negotiator!

Bargaining Summary – Session #4 (2/23/22)

RFPU-NW and UW Labor Relations (UW) met for the fourth (virtual) bargaining session.  UW Counter Proposals: Article 2, Committee Memberships: UW proposed language for GMEC committee that RFPU representatives are members of the bargaining unit, instead of “RFPU-NW members.” Article 5, Dues Deduction & RFPU-NW Membership: UW accepted RFPU-NW language memorializing that membership rosters are … Continue reading Bargaining Summary – Session #4 (2/23/22)

Bargaining Summary – Session #3 (2/16/22)

RFPU-NW and UW Labor Relations (UW) met for the third (virtual) bargaining session. Maureen Broom, Enterprise Finance Officer, and Dwane Liuska, Director of Government Accounting presented UW Medicine’s budget for FY20, FY21, FY22, and YTD Financial Performance.  UW Counter Proposals: Article 1, Definitions: UW accepted RFPU-NW’s strike to simplify language in the definition of “on-call” … Continue reading Bargaining Summary – Session #3 (2/16/22)

RFPU-NW Unity Break: Feb. 23rd at 12pm!

Who: YOU! All RFPU-NW Members and Supporters (RSVP!)When: Wed, Feb. 23rd from 12:00-12:15pmWhere: UWMC-Montlake (Above Triangle Garage), HMC (9th & Jefferson), VA (Intersection @ S Columbian Way), SCH (River Entrance), and various clinics (email admin@rfpu.org if you are planning to walkout of another location)Why: UW has proposed 0% increases to your next contract. Show UW … Continue reading RFPU-NW Unity Break: Feb. 23rd at 12pm!

Take Action by TOMORROW AT 1PM: Interest Arbitration for UW Residents

Our Interest Arbitration bill, HB 1764 was passed through the House Labor & Workplace Standard Committee!HB1764's next public hearing will be tomorrow (Thursday) at 1:30pm in the House Appropriations Committee.There are 3 ways YOU can support this bill RIGHT NOW: Note Your Position for the Legislative Record: PRO (takes 30 seconds!)Submit Written TestimonyTestify Remotely (via video during the hearing)  **Please leave … Continue reading Take Action by TOMORROW AT 1PM: Interest Arbitration for UW Residents