Central Washington University (CWU) Bargaining Updates

Ratification Online Voting

CWU Classified Bargaining Units - Open for Voting Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. and closes Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  See below for updates.

CWU Law Enforcement Units - Open for Voting  Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11:00  a.m. and closes Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 12:00 noonSee below for updates.

Voting Instructions:

Go to vote.wfse.org.

Under Member Login, enter:

  •          First Name (not case sensitive)
  •          Last Name (not case sensitive)
  •          Pin#

Click on login, then under Important Links.

Click ONLINE VOTING, the vote will open in the middle of the screen.

If you have issues logging on, please contact the MCC by calling 1-833-MCC-WFSE / 1-833-622-9373 or email [email protected].

CWU CLASSIFIED BARGAINING UNITS

Negotiations concluded on September 17, 2020 for the 2021-2023 Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The AFSCME/WFSE “The Central Washington University” classified staff tentative agreement for the 2021-2023 contract achieves several major goals identified by the bargaining unit as priority items: 

  • The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) ensures the Periodic (aka: Step) increases will continue over the next two (2) years - See Article 40; 
  • The CBA ensures a “Me Too” clause, which provides an across the board wage increase for WFSE represented staff at CWU, if General Government WFSE members or another represented Union at CWU receives an across the board wage increase - See Article 40:
  •  Provides remote work opportunity - See Article 7;
  • The contract HOLDS THE LINE ON HEALTH CARE COSTS with the current 85/15 premium rate. You will continue to pay 15 percent of your health insurance premiums.

This was a unique year for bargaining due to unprecedented economic and social challenges. To secure protections for members, we reached a tentative agreement with management for your contract through 21-23. I am also pleased to report that we have successfully reached a tentative agreement that held the line against increased healthcare premium contributions.

Because of these and other achievements, your Bargaining Team recommends that you ACCEPT this Agreement, and protect the periodic/step increases and to hold the line on healthcare costs. 

If you have any questions, please contact Thomas Wray, WFSE Labor Advocate, or a member of the CWU Bargaining Team.

CWU Law Enforcement Units

This was a unique year for bargaining due to unprecedented economic and social challenges. To secure protections for members, we reached an agreement with management to extend to the contract through 21-23. I am pleased to report that we have successfully reached a tentative agreement that held the line against increased healthcare premium contributions.

You will notice that campus police now have their own collective bargaining agreement. Following the passage of legislation last year granting campus officers interest arbitration, the Washington State Public Employment Relations Commission ruled that campus police were in a bargaining unit separate from other higher education employees. 

We recommend that you ratify this agreement to extend the contract through 2021-2023 and protect periodic/step increases and to hold the line on healthcare costs.

The CWU Law Enforcement Unit tentative agreement and the health care article are here for your review.  If you have any questions, please contact the MCC at [email protected] or call 1-833-622-9373. 

In solidarity,
Ton Johnson
WFSE Law Enforcement Labor Advocate

Meet the Team

Click here to view the 2021-2023 bargaining team.

Bargaining Updates

FINAL UPDATE

Coming soon

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THE 2021-2023 CWU BARGAINING TEAM

TeamElection GroupNominees
CWUAt-Large – 7 seats Skip Jensen
  Chris Everett
(Larry) Bubba Townsend
Ryan Mace
  3 Vacancies
 Law Enforcement – 1 seat Vacant
 PT Hourly – 1 seat Vacant


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