The Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Complete Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Oregon and the United Academics of the University of Oregon

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***Click here to see Highlights of our First Agreement (2 pages)***

***Click here to see a Long Form Summary of our First Agreement (17 pages)***

***Click here to see the Complete First Agreement (138 pages – CAVEAT: This is a draft)***

DEADLINE: Election Nominations Due 11/8

A QUICK REMINDER: Nomination forms are due 11/8/2013 – Details below!

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Call for Nominations

As specified in the UAUO Constitution, an election to establish leadership for United Academics will be held this term. All union members are eligible to run for office and to vote. 

The union-wide officer positions are:

  • President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Vice President for Tenure Track Faculty Affairs
  • Vice President for Non-Tenure Track Instructional Faculty Affairs
  • Vice President for Non-Tenure Track Research Faculty Affairs
  • Chair of the Diversity and Equity Committee
  • Chair of the Grievance and Contract Administration Committee
  • Chair of the Organizing, Membership, and Communications Committee
  • Chair of the State and Higher Education Issues Committee

 

The Representative Assembly has been apportioned by the Elections Committee as follows:

School

TT Reps

NTT Instructional Reps

NTT Research Reps

School of Architecture and Allied Arts

2

2

NA

College of Education

1

3

3

Lundquist College of Business

At Large*

1

NA

CAS Humanities Division

3

6

At Large*

CAS Social Sciences Division

4

2

NA

CAS Natural Sciences Division

2

2

3

School of Music and Dance

2

2

NA

Research Units

NA

At Large*

5

Library

NA

1

NA

Physical Education

NA

2

NA

School of Journalism and Communications

1

1

NA

At Large*

 

1

1

*At Large NTT Instructional Faculty have 1 Rep; At Large TT and NTT Research Faculty Share 1 Rep

Any union member may run for union-wide office, with the exception that a candidate for the Constituency VPs (TT, NTTI, NTTR) must belong to the constituency he or she seeks to represent. To run for a Representative Assembly seat, a candidate must belong to the constituency he or she seeks to represent.

In order to run for a union-wide position, a member must return a nomination form with ten signatures of union members by November 8, 2013. If the member seeks to run for a Constituency VP, the signatures must be from members eligible to vote in that constituency.

To run for the Representative Assembly, a member must return a nomination form, but does not need signatures from other members.

 

Return forms  to the United Academics office: 872 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401

To return  by  email send form to:  info@uauoregon.org

More information on the roles and responsibilities of the elected positions can be found in the United Academics Constitution and Bylaws, available on the UAUO website uauoregon.org in the “About” tab, or by navigating to:

http://uauoregon.org/files/2013/06/UA_Constitution_Bylaws20130604.pdf

If you are unsure of your constituency classification, or for any questions, please emailinfo@uauoregon.org, or call the United Academics office at 541-636-4714.

For a PDF version of this call for nominations, click here.

Implementing Raises: Updates & Clarifications

There has been some confusion on campus regarding how the raises that were recently bargained will be implemented. We hope these clarifications and explanations are helpful.
 
All bargaining unit faculty hired before June 30, 2012 – tenure track, career non-tenure track, adjuncts, research assistants, research associates, and post-docs – will receive a 1.5% raise to their base salary effective January 1, 2013. You will be receiving back pay equal to the amount you would have earned had this raise gone into effect on January 1, 2013.
 
All bargaining unit faculty hired on or before December 31, 2012 will also receive a 1.5% raise to their base salary effective July 1, 2013. You will receive back pay equal to the amount you would have earned had this raise gone into effect on July 1, 2013.
 
All bargaining unit faculty under contract on Oct. 8, 2013 will also receive a one-time payment equal to $350 for those with 1.0 FTE appointments, and prorated to your FTE for those with less than 1.0 FTE appointments.
 
All bargaining unit faculty will also be eligible for a merit raise this year, effective July 1, 2013. The pool allocated for merit raises is 2.0% of the university’s faculty salary budget.  Department heads and deans were supposed to have already developed a merit raise policy for faculty and these raises should be implemented soon. We are working with the University to help make this process a smooth one.
 
There will be additional raises in 2014 for all faculty hired on or before December 31, 2013 in the form of an across-the-board raise of 1.5% to be implemented on July 1, 2014.  In addition, all faculty will be eligible to be considered for merit raises for which 3.5% of the university faculty salary budget has been set aside. The 2014 merit raises will be distributed based on policies developed by faculty this academic year and will also go into effect July 1, 2014.
 
We agreed with the University to set aside approximately $1 million to help establish salary floors for non-tenure track faculty. Both parties think that this amount of money will be sufficient to establish a minimum wage of $36,000 for most non-tenure track faculty. The University, however, funds different departments and programs in different ways. We established a committee to set the minimums so that we had enough time to make sure that we can establish salary floors that make sense for all faculty and all departments and programs. This process may take a couple of months. We want to make sure it is done right. Salary increases from this pool will be effective as of July 1, 2013.
 
This committee will also be charged with distributing an additional pool of approximately $750,000 to address equity and compression among tenure-track faculty. The equity raises will be effective as of July 1, 2014.
 
Faculty on soft money (contingent grant funding) will receive all of the raises listed above and will be part of the discussion about salary floors. We know that not every grant and every lab has built in raises for their employees, although many do. Both the Union and the University are committed to making sure that all faculty receive the raises that we have bargained for, and RAs are guaranteed these raises. All faculty will receive these raises. We are also committed to making this process as smooth as possible. No one wants to complicate the important research that takes place at the University.
 
Although there are enough unknowns and processes that still need to be worked out that we cannot make a definitive statement as to exactly how everything will transpire, we wanted to give you as much information as possible.  We hope this helps clarify how the raises will be implemented and who is eligible for these raises. There will surely be more developments in the coming weeks and months. We will endeavor to keep everyone informed.

Elections

Call for Nominations

As specified in the UAUO Constitution, an election to establish leadership for United Academics will be held this term. All union members are eligible to run for office and to vote. 

The union-wide officer positions are:

  • President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Vice President for Tenure Track Faculty Affairs
  • Vice President for Non-Tenure Track Instructional Faculty Affairs
  • Vice President for Non-Tenure Track Research Faculty Affairs
  • Chair of the Diversity and Equity Committee
  • Chair of the Grievance and Contract Administration Committee
  • Chair of the Organizing, Membership, and Communications Committee
  • Chair of the State and Higher Education Issues Committee

 

The Representative Assembly has been apportioned by the Elections Committee as follows:

School

TT Reps

NTT Instructional Reps

NTT Research Reps

School of Architecture and Allied Arts

2

2

NA

College of Education

1

3

3

Lundquist College of Business

At Large*

1

NA

CAS Humanities Division

3

6

At Large*

CAS Social Sciences Division

4

2

NA

CAS Natural Sciences Division

2

2

3

School of Music and Dance

2

2

NA

Research Units

NA

At Large*

5

Library

NA

1

NA

Physical Education

NA

2

NA

School of Journalism and Communications

1

1

NA

At Large*

 

1

1

*At Large NTT Instructional Faculty have 1 Rep; At Large TT and NTT Research Faculty Share 1 Rep

Any union member may run for union-wide office, with the exception that a candidate for the Constituency VPs (TT, NTTI, NTTR) must belong to the constituency he or she seeks to represent. To run for a Representative Assembly seat, a candidate must belong to the constituency he or she seeks to represent.

In order to run for a union-wide position, a member must return a nomination form with ten signatures of union members by November 8, 2013. If the member seeks to run for a Constituency VP, the signatures must be from members eligible to vote in that constituency.

To run for the Representative Assembly, a member must return a nomination form, but does not need signatures from other members.

 

Return forms  to the United Academics office: 872 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401

To return  by  email send form to:  info@uauoregon.org

More information on the roles and responsibilities of the elected positions can be found in the United Academics Constitution and Bylaws, available on the UAUO website uauoregon.org in the “About” tab, or by navigating to:

http://uauoregon.org/files/2013/06/UA_Constitution_Bylaws20130604.pdf

If you are unsure of your constituency classification, or for any questions, please emailinfo@uauoregon.org, or call the United Academics office at 541-636-4714.

For a PDF version of this call for nominations, click here.

Election Notice & Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations

As specified in the UAUO Constitution, an election to establish leadership for United Academics will be held this term. All union members are eligible to run for office and to vote. 

The union-wide officer positions are:

  • President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Vice President for Tenure Track Faculty Affairs
  • Vice President for Non-Tenure Track Instructional Faculty Affairs
  • Vice President for Non-Tenure Track Research Faculty Affairs
  • Chair of the Diversity and Equity Committee
  • Chair of the Grievance and Contract Administration Committee
  • Chair of the Organizing, Membership, and Communications Committee
  • Chair of the State and Higher Education Issues Committee

 

The Representative Assembly has been apportioned by the Elections Committee as follows:

School

TT Reps

NTT Instructional Reps

NTT Research Reps

School of Architecture and Allied Arts

2

2

NA

College of Education

1

3

3

Lundquist College of Business

At Large*

1

NA

CAS Humanities Division

3

6

At Large*

CAS Social Sciences Division

4

2

NA

CAS Natural Sciences Division

2

2

3

School of Music and Dance

2

2

NA

Research Units

NA

At Large*

5

Library

NA

1

NA

Physical Education

NA

2

NA

School of Journalism and Communications

1

1

NA

At Large*

 

1

1

*At Large NTT Instructional Faculty have 1 Rep; At Large TT and NTT Research Faculty Share 1 Rep

Any union member may run for union-wide office, with the exception that a candidate for the Constituency VPs (TT, NTTI, NTTR) must belong to the constituency he or she seeks to represent. To run for a Representative Assembly seat, a candidate must belong to the constituency he or she seeks to represent.

In order to run for a union-wide position, a member must return a nomination form with ten signatures of union members by November 8, 2013. If the member seeks to run for a Constituency VP, the signatures must be from members eligible to vote in that constituency.

To run for the Representative Assembly, a member must return a nomination form, but does not need signatures from other members.

 

Return forms  to the United Academics office: 872 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401

To return  by  email send form to:  info@uauoregon.org

More information on the roles and responsibilities of the elected positions can be found in the United Academics Constitution and Bylaws, available on the UAUO website uauoregon.org in the “About” tab, or by navigating to:

http://uauoregon.org/files/2013/06/UA_Constitution_Bylaws20130604.pdf

If you are unsure of your constituency classification, or for any questions, please email info@uauoregon.org, or call the United Academics office at 541-636-4714.

For a PDF version of this call for nominations, click here.