Contracts ratified by more
than 90 percent

September 28, 2012

WPEA members voted to ratify both the 2013-2015 contracts by more than 90 percent. General Government members approved their new contract by 94 percent and Higher Education members approved their new contract by 92 percent.

WPEA staff counted the ballots on September 28. Members from the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Revenue and Pierce College observed the vote count.

Thank you to our General Government and Higher Education bargaining teams for all their hard work.

General Government
Summary of changes
Tentative 2013-15 agreement

Higher Education
Summary of changes
Tentative 2013-15 agreement

Highlights of the new contracts include:

Thank you to the bargaining teams

Thank you to the General Government and Higher Education bargaining teams for their OUTSTANDING work on behalf of co-workers.  These courageous members met with extreme resistance from management on a wide range of compensation and working condition issues.  But through solidarity and persistence, they were able to achieve meaningful gains for WPEA members:

General Government Team
Kent Stanford--DNR
Paul Baldwin--WSSB
Joe Hubbard--DOL
Frank Akerley--DOR
Ernie Brown--WSP
Bob Marshall--DNR
Doug Drake--WMD
Pam Moyer--DOR

Higher Education Team
Amy Waite--CC
Sue Root--WVC
Mary Davis--PC
Jaleel Brown--TCC
Alex Swidergal--CCC
Gloria Fenton--GHC
Debbie Miller--WWCC 

 

 

 

 

 

News links

State should keep compensation promises to all workers
The News Tribune, 11/1/2013

State forecaster: Tax revenues still top forecast but shutdown hitting consumer confidence
The News Tribune, 10/15/2013

State, unions reach health care deal that includes wellness
The Olympian, 10/2/13

UPDATE - Revenue forecast packs $368 million of good news over next two years
The Olympian, 9/20/13

Pensions for public employees said rosier
The Olympian, 9/18/2013

The One Video (And Three Charts) That Explains Why Unions Matter
Think Progress, 9/2/2013

 

 

 

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