Fact-finding is ONLY available to:
2. Civil service state employees.
If the parties do not reach an agreement in contract mediation, they can request an impartial fact-finder from the PERC staff or dispute resolution panel issue a non-binding written recommendation. The fact-finder will issue a non-binding written recommendation on what the terms of the collective bargaining agreement should be. More information, review WAC 391-55-300.
A declaratory order is a request for a ruling on the interpretation of a rule, order, or statute under the Commission’s jurisdiction. Declaratory orders are not advisory opinions and have the same status as any other order issued by the Commission. More information, review WAC 391-08-520.
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