This collective bargaining agreement has been ratified by the UW and SEIU 1199, and now awaits final signatures from both parties. Meanwhile, the online contract has been updated in an effort to reflect the comprehensive agreement reached for the 2013-2015 contract term.
An employee who asserts a right of nonassociation, based on bona fide religious tenets or teachings of a church or religious body of which the employee is a member, will, as a condition of employment, pay a fee to either the Union’s Fund (used to further the education of Union members and nonassocation status employees and their family members) or to a nonreligious charity or charities selected by the Union. The amount of the fee will be equal to the amount of regular dues. The employee will not be a member of the Union but is entitled to all the representation rights of a member of the Union.