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Contracts, arbitration decisions & job descriptions database

Our database of city labor contracts, interest arbitration decisions, and job descriptions is intended for those who represent management only. Browse the entire list or filter by population range, employee group, or document type. You can view the documents online or download and print them.

To access the database
HR directors, city managers/administrators, mayors and other management staff who have access to the salary and benefits survey can now access this database from within the salary survey tool. Go here to log into the salary & benefits reporting system and click "Contracts, arbitration decisions & job descriptions database".

Management representatives in cities who don’t already have access can contact Marnie McGrath to request authorization.


publications-iconBasics of Collective Bargaining – Negotiating with Unions in the Public Sector

This manual is the definitive resource for anyone in a public agency involved in the collective bargaining process on behalf of management. Get an overview of collective bargaining rights for Washington public employees, unfair labor practices and good faith bargaining, and the proper role for elected officials in the collective bargaining process.

The Basics of Collective Bargaining manual was authored by the attorneys of the Summit Law Group on behalf of AWC.

To access the publication
HR directors, city managers/administrators, mayors and other management staff can access the publication by logging in here. After you enter your User ID and password, and the manual will appear to the right.

This publication is intended for those who represent management only. Specific authorization is needed from AWC staff to view the publication. Management representatives in cities and AWC Associate members who don’t already have access or don’t see the publication link at the right of the page can contact Heidi Olmstead.


publications-icon2016 updated Washington State Public Employer Overtime Guide and recorded webinar

Overtime issues can prove troublesome for public employers. The FLSA establishes minimum wage and overtime pay standards affecting workers in both the private and public sectors. This webinar provides an overview of FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) including the present state of the law and updates that are currently on hold due to federal injunction. Access the webinar recording by logging in here.

To access the publication
HR directors, city managers/administrators, mayors and other management staff can access the publication by logging in here. After you enter your User ID and password, and the manual will appear to the right.

Specific authorization is needed from AWC staff to view the publication. Management representatives in cities and AWC Associate members who don’t already have access or don’t see the publication link at the right of the page can contact Heidi Olmstead.

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