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The EWU bargaining team completed two days of bargaining on July 31.

We exchanged a number of proposals and came away with four articles where we reached tentative agreement and an MOU regarding HB2669 wherein we will engage in further discussion regarding the new rules regarding part-time employees to amend the current agreement and the 2019-21 agreement if needed.  We have eighteen (18) remaining articles to complete this cycle. 

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Here's today's quick update from the bargaining team:

"It’s good to have the opportunity to engage with management on such significant issues for our members."

  • Came to tentative agreements (TA) on 8 articles
  • Exchanged about a dozen articles between both parties
  • Negotiations remain cordial
  • Field Rep. Joan visited in the morning to take photos which she shared on Facebook.com/wfsec28

The Eastern Washington University team met with management the last two days, June 11th and 12th.

Management came to the table with fourteen (14) prepared counter proposals.  We discussed and worked through the majority of the proposals. The Eagle Team presented their proposals.  Folks caucused and by the end of the two-day period we came away with six (6) tentative agreements and seven (7) counter proposals. We also have several proposals on the back burner while we work on counters or await information related to legislative

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Pictured: Keith Kracht. Photo Credit: Member-provided photo.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders lashed out at the Trump administration after President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders to make it easier to fire federal workers and weaken their unions.