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Basics of Collective Bargaining – Negotiating with Unions in the Public Sector

This manual is the definitive resource for anyone in a public agency involved in the collective bargaining process on behalf of management. Get an overview of collective bargaining rights for Washington public employees, unfair labor practices and good faith bargaining, and the proper role for elected officials in the collective bargaining process.

The Basics of Collective Bargaining manual was authored by Bruce Schroeder of Summit Law Group on behalf of AWC.

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HR directors, city managers/administrators, mayors and other management staff can access the publication by logging in here. After you enter your Login ID and password, and the manual will appear to the right.

This publication is intended for those who represent management only. Specific authorization is needed from AWC staff to view the publication. Management representatives in cities and AWC Associate members who don’t already have access or don’t see the publication link at the right of the page can contact Heidi Olmstead, 360-753-4137 or heidio@awcnet.org.


2016 updated Washington State Public Employer Overtime Guide and recorded webinar

Overtime issues can prove troublesome for public employers. The FLSA establishes minimum wage and overtime pay standards affecting workers in both the private and public sectors. This webinar provides an overview of FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) including the present state of the law and updates that are currently on hold due to federal injunction. Access the webinar recording by logging in here.

To access the publication
HR directors, city managers/administrators, mayors and other management staff can access the publication by logging in here. After you enter your Login ID and password, and the manual will appear to the right.

Specific authorization is needed from AWC staff to view the publication. Management representatives in cities and AWC Associate members who don’t already have access or don’t see the publication link at the right of the page can contact Heidi Olmstead, 360-753-4137 or heidio@awcnet.org.

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