Agreement Ensures Union Certification

United Academics is pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with the UO administration that will lead to certification of our union. This means that in a matter of days our faculty union, composed of tenure-related faculty, non-tenure-track faculty, adjunct instructors, and officers of research, will be officially certified by the State of Oregon Employment Relations Board.

This agreement and subsequent certification pave the way for UO tenure-related and non-tenure-track faculty – working together – to have a more substantive voice in refocusing our university on the core mission of teaching and research. We now have the official means to negotiate and collectively bargain for better working conditions, transparency, and accountability. Among the many Research I universities in the western US, our union will be the largest integrated bargaining unit – a significant achievement in an era where education is continually under threat.

A clear majority of UO faculty in all three classifications – tenure-related, non-tenure-track, and officers of research – signed union authorization cards. We are excited about continuing our efforts to build a strong, inclusive and dynamic organization. Faculty members on the Organizing Committee appreciate the UO administration’s good faith effort to reach this agreement, avoid unnecessary delays, and move forward to our first negotiations.

For further information or clarification, please contact United Academics at (541) 636 4714 or email us at

See the PDF attached below for a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding.

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