GTFF and UAUO bargaining updates

New tentative agreement reached for the GTFF

United Academics would like to congratulate our union siblings at the GTFF on their historic tentative agreement with the University of Oregon.  We are thoroughly impressed with the amount of work their members put in to guarantee this win for all of their bargaining unit. To quote the GTFF, “Although this TA halts our strike plans, it is a testament to the enormous amount of energy, preparation, and passion that our members have devoted to building a credible strike threat. Our members put all of their power into this fight, and we won.”

A hearty congratulations to all! This win is an excellent demonstration of the strength of labor in our state and nation. You can find additional details about their tentative agreement here.

United Academics bargaining sessions are on pause until February 1, 2024

UA’s lead negotiator, Nathan Whalen, has spoken with Employee Labor Relations and agreed to postpone our first bargaining session while they work out the details of the recent GTFF bargaining. While we would like to get to the table as soon as possible, the postponement allows the administrative team to work on and present more substantive proposals at our first session. Next week, the United Academics Representative Assembly will review the proposed bargaining platform, which we will share following its approval. Keep an eye out for that email! We will be at the table on Thursday, February 1, from 12:30-3:30pm in Chiles 125.