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UW/WFSE Master Contract (Effective 7/1/13 – 6/30/15)
Article 1 Union Recognition

1.1 The Employer recognizes the Union as the sole and exclusive bargaining representative in all matters establishing and pertaining to wages and salaries, hours, and working conditions for all employees of the University of Washington in bargaining units certified by the Washington Personnel Resources Board, the Public Employment Relations Commission and/or the Department of Labor and Industries under the jurisdiction of RCW 28B.16 and 41.80. The composition of these units is as set forth in Appendix I of this Agreement Bargaining Units Represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees.

1.2 The Employer recognizes the exclusivity of the Union as bargaining representative for employees in the bargaining unit. The Employer agrees not to enter into any agreement or contract with bargaining unit employees, individually or collectively, which conflicts with the terms of this Agreement unless the employee(s), Union and Employer specifically agree to such Agreement.