Grievances

A Sour Note

While there is great anticipation for the coming academic year, there is also one sour note. Over the summer, the Office of the Provost ruled that faculty can be transferred within the institution at any time, for any reason. Essentially, you can be sent to work in Eugene, Portland, Charleston, or any other place the administration can call a university location. You can, of course, also be transferred back or somewhere else. The Provost’s Office believes that you have no right or say in where you work. This is especially frustrating because all the faculty spent countless hours over the…


Grievance and Contract Administration This Year

The Grievance and Contract Administration Committee (GCAC), here to help you when you have questions about your rights underĀ the Collective Bargaining AgreementĀ or University policy, has had a busy start to the year. Our committee, made up of UA members from six units on campus, supported 24 faculty members during the fall term to resolve workplace conflicts. To give you an idea of what kinds of conflicts we can help you resolve, the cases from this fall ranged from access to UO childcare, improper promotions reviews, workload disputes, definitions of research productivity, discrimination complaints and accusations of research misconduct. In the…