The legislature has released the details of its new 2017-2019 operating budget.
Thankfully, PSE’s collective bargaining agreements at WWU and CWU are included in the budget and funded, as is the health care agreement. Among many other improvements to working conditions, the WWU and CWU contracts provide a 6% wage increase over the course of the biennium. The legislature is scheduled to vote on the budget later today, just hours before the deadline.
For more details on the budget, please visit Doug Nelson’s legislative blog. PSE will provide an update once the budget is approved.