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Members of the Washington Federation of State Employees union at Western Washington University plan to hold a demonstration in Red Square from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20.

It's part of a statewide effort for public employee union members to take a break at the same time…

The Suspended Operations Policy applies when the university is closed. The 2013-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreements are available online. Applicable portions for WWU staff:

WFSE (Bargaining Units A, B, E) – Article 17 PSE (Bargaining Units D, PTE) – Article 16.1…

Western Washington University, Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) and Public School Employees of Western Washington University (PSE) have agreed to tentative collective bargaining agreements for 2015 to 2017.

The agreements between Western and each of the two employee unions…

It turns out that 4.8 percent pay raises over two years are acceptable to Washington state employees after a six-year run without general wage adjustments.

The Washington Federation of State Employees has reached a tentative two-year labor agreement with Gov. Jay Inslee’s bargaining team that will raise most state agency workers’ pay by 3 percent next July and approximately 1.8 percent in 2016.

The Washington Federation of State Employees said it reached contract agreements for classified employee groups at Western Washington University and The Evergreen State College on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Both agreements provide 3 percent cost-of-living pay adjustments in July 2015 and another…

Western Washington University, the Washington Federation of State Employees and the Public School Employees of Western Washington University have agreed to two new measures: raising the university’s minimum level of compensation and a one-time lump sum payment.

“Compensation…

The Washington Federation of State Employees announced Thursday that its negotiators reached a memorandum of agreement with Western Washington University in Bellingham for 2.2 percent lump-sum raises that will be given to about 400 workers in August. Additional 1 percent lump-sum bonuses would…

Negotiators for Gov. Chris Gregoire and the union that represents state government’s largest group of employees have struck a tentative pay deal that reverses the 3 percent wage cuts of the past two years.

Washington state labor negotiators ended their two-day bargaining session late Thursday night without agreement on new wage and health care benefits for thousands of state agency workers.

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