The UWHA is committed to protecting resident and fellow rights and ensuring fair implementation of the contract. In cases where UW has violated the contract or treated residents unfairly we have aggressively pursued legal and public action to protect residents. When necessary we work with Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt LLP, the Pacific Northwest's largest union-side labor and employment law firm. We partner with other labor unions at UW and in Washington State to work on issues relevant to housestaff. We have also worked with local government such as the Seattle City Council to advocate for housestaff rights.
If you are a resident or fellow and are concerned that you have been treated unfairly please contact the UWHA so that we can advocate for you.
A timeline/summary of recent labor disputes between residents and UW is shown below: