UW/WFSE-UWPMA Contract (Effective 7/1/11 - 6/30/13)
Memorandum of Understanding
This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by and between the Washington Federation of State Employees (Union), and the University of Washington (Employer), clarifies and resolves any and all matters relating to issues concerning the parties 2009-2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Union and Employer stipulate and agree to the following:
- Financial Unfeasibility. The parties recognize that certain economic terms that were tentatively agreed to in September 2008 are not funded, and will not be implemented, based upon a December 2008 finding by the Director of OFM that such terms are not economically feasible. The parties further recognize that such terms may only be implemented after the Director determines implementation of such economic terms is economically feasible and the Legislature appropriates funding of such terms in accordance with applicable law. However, the parties recognize that the Director's determination of unfeasibility does not affect the parties' mutual understanding that the matters described in this section were a full and fair settlement of the economic terms of agreement at the time the settlement was reached. The parties, therefore, agree they would like to implement these economic terms dependent upon a finding of economic feasibility in the context of an overall economic recovery and restoration of state services. Any such agreement shall also require the approval and appropriations by the state legislature in accordance with applicable law. The parties agree to continue discussions and negotiations over the implementation of these economic terms at appropriate times and, if agreement for implementation is achieved and a finding of economic feasibility is made, the proposals shall be submitted to the processes for approval outlined in RCW 41.80. In the event an economic term described in this section is not implemented by June 30, 2011, the Union shall be free to propose implementation of such term when the parties negotiate for a successor collective bargaining agreement. Nothing in this MOU obligates either party to agree to any proposal.
- Health Care. The parties agree and acknowledge that health care contribution rates and modifications in other required employee payments under the plans cannot be negotiated or agreed to separate from or outside of bargaining with the super coalition, per RCW 41.80, and therefore this MOU does not resolve or address health care contribution rates or payments for the 2009-2011 biennium.
In recognition that health care contributions for 2009-2011 may be addressed in future negotiations between the State and the super coalition, the parties further agree that whatever agreement is negotiated between the State and the super coalition for 2009-2011 shall be incorporated into the 2009-2011 CBA between the Employer and Union.
- Other Terms. Except as expressly provided in this MOU, all other terms and conditions of employment contained in the tentative agreement reached between the parties will be incorporated into the parties 2009-2011 bargaining agreement.
- No Precedent. This MOU is not precedent setting and does not establish a practice with regard to the interpretation and application of RCW 41.80.