We are the Washington State agency with jurisdiction over public sector labor relations and collective bargaining in Washington. We assist parties in resolving labor-management disputes. We administer eight different collective bargaining laws covering approximately 350,000 public sector employees statewide in:
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Mission, Vision and Values
Mission: To prevent or minimize the disruption to public services through the impartial, timely, and expert resolution of labor-management disputes.
Vision: Leaders and partners in improving public sector labor-management relations.
Values: Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Neutrality, Credibility, Respect, Balance
Appointed by and reporting to the Commission, our Executive Director is the full-time agency head. Responsible for day to day operation of the agency, and decisions on bargaining unit configurations and clarifications.
Annual case data is updated monthly. View the number of cases filed by type and timeliness of decisions.
2018 Commission Decisions
2018 Executive Director Decisions
How Do I...
Not a Public Employee?
Not Represented by a Union?
Private Sector Employee
National Labor Relations Board at 206.220.6300 or nlrb.gov
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service at 206.553.5800 or fmcs.gov
Human Rights Commission at 800.233.3247 or hum.wa.gov
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at 800.669.4000 or eeoc.gov
Employment Standards/Workplace Rights
Department of Labor and Industries at 866.219.7321 or lni.wa.gov