“Negotiation teams have been working for many months on agreement on a number of important issues, and this regulation allows us all to focus where it needs to be, on our students and on their continued academic success in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Catherine Moran, the union`s negotiator, and John Wallin, the university`s negotiator. said in a joint statement thursday afternoon. “We believe this is a fair solution and look forward to continued cooperation.” After almost two years of collective bargaining with the university administration, the Faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) today overwhelmingly ratified its first employment contracts, which will significantly improve the professional and professional conditions of tenure Track and Non-Tenure Track members. After more than a year of negotiations, members of the AAUP chapter of the University of Cincinnati voted overwhelmingly in favour of ratifying a new three-year treaty on March 9. A particularly controversial point in the negotiations was a management plan that would have doubled, tripled or even quadrupled the health costs of staff based on their salary level. However, with a planned protest against a board meeting and mounting public pressure, the negotiating team and administration were able to stem the 25% increase in health insurance premiums in the second and third years of the contract. Portland State University`s AAUP chapter reached a contract agreement in April after voting overwhelmingly in favor of approving a strike in March. In the run-up to the strike, the negotiating teams entered a marathon 24-hour mediation session, which ended with an agreement. After a year and a half of negotiations – 60 bargaining sessions with little progress – the union of the faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago began a two-day strike in February. Members of the UIC United Faculty, which represents the Tenure Track and Non-Tenure track faculties in separate units and are associated with the AAUP, the American Federation of Teachers and the Illinois Federation of Teachers, demonstrated on campus during the strike with other union supporters. This was the issue of salary, particularly for non-temporary faculties.
AAUP brief asks the NLRB to carefully consider allegations that private university faculties have too much management authority to have tariffs under the National Labor Relations Act. We wholeenly congratulate the AAUP tariff chapters of the University of Cincinnati, Portland State University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, which have reached agreements with their administrations in recent weeks after lengthy negotiations.