WHAT WE DO

Worker and Hard Hat
REPRESENTATION

Public employees in Washington State have the right to be organized. PERC conducts representation elections to determine if public employees want to be represented by a union.

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mediation
MEDIATION

The Public Employment Relations Commission conducts several types of mediation: contract mediation, grievance mediation, and settlement mediation.

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Book of Laws and Gavel
HEARINGS

Some of the disputes between public employers and employees are handled through a formal hearing process. All PERC hearings are initiated by one (or more) parties through filing an appropriate form.

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Arbitration
ARBITRATION PANEL

PERC maintains a database of qualified private arbitrators, provided in a limited list to parties who request a dispute resolution panel.

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TRAINING

PERC staff travel statewide to provide free training to public employers and unions to help improve labor management relationships and expand knowledge of collective bargaining laws and processes.

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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

Discrimination Complaints

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

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