Facts About Our Collective Bargaining Agreement
A collective bargaining agreement is a legally binding contract between an employer and employees represented by a union that defines conditions of employment, such as wages, titles, working conditions, and benefits. Our members voted unanimously to ratify our collective bargaining agreement in July 2017. The contract runs from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020. We are proud of our contract, and of the extent to which members regularly attended and participated in negotiations. When negotiating our contract, we sought to limit unnecessary job insecurity and poverty wages in academia, protect academic freedom, and improve our students’ learning environment. Some of the key victories for unionized faculty and their students are summarized below. We look forward to building on these achievements in our next bargaining session. Stay tuned for updates as to how members can be involved in negotiating our next agreement.
Our union is still relatively new, and university staff and administrators are still learning about how to implement our contract. Do not assume that appointment letters or department policies conform to the contract without talking to us. If you have a question or concern, contact us as soon as possible.