Know Your Rights

ContractsWeingarten Rights

For unionized emplopyees: the right to representation in an investigatory interview. If you have a reasonable belief that discipline or other adverse consequences may result from what you say, you have the right to request union representation. Read more about Weingarten Rights.

Loudermill Rights

For public employees: the right to due process before termination. Read more about Loudermill Rights.

Garrity Rights

For public employees: the right of a public employee not to be compelled to incriminate themselves by their their employer. Read more about Garrity Rights.

Contractual Rights

The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the Lake Washington Education Association (LWEA) and the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) outline important rights and responsiblities around your working conditions. In order to help our members understand these contract provisions, we have developed a series of publications that summarize and answer frequently asked questions.

Can't find the answer to your questions? Give the LWEA office a call (425-822-3388) or send us an email and we will help you figure out the answer.

Frequently Asked Questions

With every new contract there are always clarifications and explanations that help us all follow what was intended by the parties when we wrote it. This document contains information that may be helpful when look to see how different parts of the contract are implemented.

Explain the Days

Have you wondered exactly what the days are that you are responsible for working or what type of day you can use if you have an emergency or are sick? This publication explains the different types of days offered in your contract.

Student Discipline

We receive a lot of questions about student discipline. To help, we've created this brochure so that you'll know what the law and our contract say about disciplining students.

Less than 1.0 FTE

So you want to work less than 1.0 FTE? If you are thinking you might want to work less than full time, keep in mind it requires approval from the district. Before you make your request, check out the many different aspects you should consider.


Your contract provides for a variety of leaves. This brochure summarizes some of the leave provisions that are available to you. If you wish to review the actual language, note the leave section in its entirety is found in Article 19 of your contract.

Kindergarten Teachers

In an effort to provide assistance for recent changes required by state law, LWEA and LWSD have negotiated supports from additional time to changes in student schedules.