Other pages about the topic: Labor Relations

Higher education collective bargaining agreements

Links to collective bargaining agreements negotiated by public institutions of higher education are posted here when we receive them. If the university or college name is not linked, we have not received information about their negotiated agreements.

These links are posted according to RCW 43.88.583(3).

Contact Labor Relations staff

The State Human Resources/Labor Relations Section is under the administrative arm of the Office of Financial Management. This allows for close coordination with all aspects of budget development, revenue forecasting and public compensation and benefit systems, which are all important resources to the collective bargaining process. Contact us with questions about various aspects of public sector collective bargaining and labor relations.

About the collective bargaining process

What is collective bargaining?

Collective bargaining is the performance of the mutual obligation of the representative of the employer and the exclusive bargaining representative to meet at reasonable times and to bargain in good faith in an effort to reach agreement with respect to wages, hours and working conditions.  The obligation does not compel either party to agree to a proposal or to make a concession.

Collective bargaining agreements

2017–19 agreements (current)

Current agreements effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019.

2015–17 agreements

Previous agreements covering July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017.

2017–19 collective bargaining agreements

Looking for the 2019–21 collective bargaining agreement status report and submittal? See them on our agency memo page.