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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

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

The EWU Bargaining Team met yesterday (May 17). Today’s session was cancelled because of unforeseen circumstances.

• The team presented all articles whether we plan to open, reach tentative agreement (TA), or status quo (no changes):

Article 1: TA
Article 2: TA
Article 3: Union Counter 1
Article 4:
Article 5:
Article 6:
Article 7: TA
Article 8: TA
Article 9: TA
Article 10: TA
Article 11:
Article 12: Mgmt Initial Proposal
Article 13:
Article 14:
Article 15:
Article 16: TA
Article 17: Mgmt Placeholder
Article 18:

EWU team wrapping up second day of first negotiating session

Our Eastern Washington University Bargaining Team also began negotiations on their next contract Thursday. It’s a two-day session that wraps up today (May 4).

The EWU Bargaining Team on Thursday in Cheney presented its initial proposal. Both sides discussed the intent and scope of that initial proposal.

Management presented two initial proposals.

We’ll have a full report after today’s bargaining wraps up at EWU.

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