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WAC 391-55-020

Grievance mediation—Request for grievance mediation—Service.

A request for appointment of a grievance mediator may be made in writing or by electronic telefacsimile transmission. 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 collective bargaining agreement under which the dispute arises. The party or parties requesting grievance mediation shall provide the following information to the agency:
(1) Information identifying the parties to the dispute, including:
(a) The name, address and telephone number of the employer and the name, address and telephone number of its principal representative;
(b) The name, address and telephone number of the employee organization and the name, address and telephone number of its principal representative;
(c) The employer's principal business;
(d) A copy of the current or most recent applicable collective bargaining agreement;
(e) A description of the bargaining unit involved, specifying inclusions and exclusions;
(f) The number of employees in the bargaining unit;
(g) The agreement of the party or parties making the request that any unresolved issues shall be submitted to an arbitrator for a final and binding decision; and
(h) The agreement of the party or parties making the request that there shall be no strike or lockout on the matters submitted to grievance mediation.
(2) Identification of the grievance to be resolved in grievance mediation.
(3) Designation of the request as:
(a) A request for appointment of a member of the agency staff as grievance mediator; or
(b) A request for the submission of a list containing a specified number of names from the dispute resolution panel created by WAC 391-55-110.
(4) 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 and 41.58.050. WSR 99-14-060, § 391-55-020, filed 7/1/99, effective 8/1/99.]
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