Effective 07/01/2021 - 06/30/2024
The Lake Washington Institute of Technology Federation of Classified Employees, Local 4787/WFT/AFT/AFL-CIO, has been designated as the collective bargaining representative for the bargaining unit comprising all full-time and regular part-time clerical staff, instructional assistants, and technical aides.
The mission of the AFT Washington Classified Council is to advise and guide the executive board on classified issues by sharing knowledge and experience and to listen to and communicate with members to empower them to have a voice in their union, their workplace, and their communities.
Visit the Classified Employees of Washington website for more information
Effective 07/01/2021 - 06/30/2023
Local 3533 represents the needs of all Faculty at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, its members and otherwise. The Union is also responsible for collaborating with the Office of Instruction on the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
To join the Union, you will need to fill out an online membership form (see sample membership form). Please contact the Vice President to join.
If you need general support from the Union, please reach out to the President. If you need support regarding a grievance, please contact the Grievance Officer.
Visit the official AFT 3533 website for more information on how the Union can support you.
Effective 07/02/2022 – 06/30/2025
The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 302, has been designated as the collective bargaining representative for the bargaining unit comprising custodial, grounds, and maintenance staff.
IUOE members provide operational and maintenance services for the LWTech campus facilities.
Your LWTech IUOE members perform many essential services for our campus community in maintaining a clean, healthy, safe, secure and welcoming environment. These engaged, friendly professionals maintain your campus facilities through our grounds, custodial, maintenance, shipping/receiving and campus public safety positions.
Our union works hard to understand the concerns of all our members and to respectfully communicate with the College leadership our interests regarding fair compensation, working conditions, safety, training opportunities and exploring long-term solutions in a mutually cooperative manner. We have scheduled (and special) LMCs throughout year with management which have been proven beneficial to both the College and our Union to resolve issues.
The shop steward is your on-campus contact for union questions.
District 286 Representative
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 302
Office: (253) 351-9095
Cell: (253) 315-9110
LWTech Shop Steward
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon-Thurs, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, Closed to the public
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