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PDFWAC 391-55-010

Impasses in contract negotiations—Request for mediation—Service.

A request for mediation may be made in writing, by electronic telefacsimile transmission, or by telephone, but shall be confirmed in writing if made by telephone. The original request shall be submitted to the commission's Olympia office, as required by WAC 391-08-120(2). If the request is not submitted jointly, the party submitting the request shall serve a copy, as required by WAC 391-08-120 (3) and (4), on the other party to the dispute. The party or parties requesting mediation shall provide the following information to the agency:
(1) The name, address and telephone number of the employer and the name, address and telephone number of its principal representative.
(2) The name, address and telephone number of the employee organization and the name, address and telephone number of its principal representative.
(3) The employer's principal business.
(4) The parties' contractual relationship, indicating that:
(a) The parties' have never had a contract; or
(b) A copy of the current or most recent applicable collective bargaining agreement is attached.
(5) A description of the bargaining unit involved, specifying inclusions and exclusions.
(6) The number of employees in the bargaining unit.
(7) The history of the bargaining unit, including at least the approximate date of its creation.
(8) The history of the current negotiations, including at least the number of meetings held, the date of the first meeting and whether both parties concur in the request for mediation.
(9) Identification of the issues in dispute and the parties' positions on those issues.
(10) The name(s), signature(s) and, if any, title(s) of the representative(s) of the requesting party (parties), and the date(s) of the signature(s).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050, 28B.52.060 and 41.56.100. WSR 99-14-060, § 391-55-010, filed 7/1/99, effective 8/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.58.050, 28B.52.060, 34.05.413 and 41.56.100. WSR 96-07-105, § 391-55-010, filed 3/20/96, effective 4/20/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.52.080, 41.56.040, 41.58.050, 41.59.110 and 47.64.040. WSR 80-14-049 (Order 80-8), § 391-55-010, filed 9/30/80, effective 11/1/80.]
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