Outsourcing settlement reached at BC

Bellevue College agrees to $12,500 settlement for outsourcing members’ work

Local 304 members at Bellevue College have won an admission of bad-faith bargaining and a cash settlement after the college contracted out their work last year. 

The Federation and Bellevue College yesterday (Jan. 4) settled the unfair labor practice complaint over the 2017 outsourcing of restroom cleaning and window washing on the college’s main campus.

In the settlement, the college administration admitted that it failed to meet its good-faith bargaining obligations.

The college will also pay $12,500 to the Federation to distribute to the bargaining unit.

The college also agreed to take part in collaborative bargaining training with the union.

The settlement was negotiated with the college and signed by the Federation’s Herb Harris and Attorney Ed Younglove.