TRP Caucus

Thursday, February 134-6 PMFalling Sky in the EMU

Pride Caucus

Thursday, January 235-7 PMSpectrum, 150 W Broadway

Bargaining a New Contract. What you need to know

Dear Colleagues and Comrades,As you may know, your faculty union, United Academics, is preparing to bargain toward our new collective bargaining agreement. Our first day of regular table sessions will be Thursday, January 9, from 12-3 in EMU Crater Lake North. Future sessions will be Thursdays 12-3 as well, so mark your calendars.In preparation for those sessions next term, your bargaining team is meeting with the administration’s team to discuss the ground rules for how bargaining will go.  In general, bargaining follows a set pattern, much of which is legally enforced. Some of the basics are below to get you started. If you…

Faculty and Students should come before Administrative Flexibility

Dear Colleagues,  During recent remarks to the University Senate, President Mike Schill alerted the campus to yet another potential budget crisis. He identified four reasons for his concern about budget “fragility:” the ongoing difficulties with PERS funding, the decrease in international students, low reserves, and the loss of “flexibility” due to faculty unionization.  We were surprised to have President Schill cite United Academics as a cause of budget fragility. In the summer of 2015, UO President Michael Schill and then-UA President Michael Dreiling negotiated a two-year salary extension to the faculty contract, with raises of 2.0% and 2.125%. We agreed…

UA’s First Bargaining Session

Our first session will be on January 9, 2020. We will be introducing most of our economic bargaining planks at that session. These include our salary/raise proposals, our child care proposal, and more. We’re hoping for a big turnout on day one, so put January 9, 12-3 PM on your calendar. You are welcome to drop in for a few minutes or stay the whole time! Please stop by the UA Office for fliers to add to your building’s bulletin boards or you can download a PDF here.Download