The following email was sent out to all members of the bargaining unit on June 27th, 2018:
We have exciting news — the Employment Relations Board (ERB) has certified our union, UAOSU. On June 5th, we filed authorization cards for a bargaining unit of non-supervisory teaching and research faculty. Our filing was supported by authorization cards demonstrating a strong majority of faculty support for UAOSU, including a majority in both tenure- and non-tenure tracks. The ERB has checked the signed cards against the list of eligible employees and issued their findings today. To read the full Order of Certification, click here.
This marks a momentous day for higher education in Oregon. Not only was our union certified, but also our colleagues’ union at Oregon Tech (OIT). Now the faculty of all seven public universities in Oregon have unions.
We can now start focusing on the next steps of preparing to bargain our first contract. Together, we will continue conversations across the state to ensure that all of our colleagues have the opportunity to shape the priorities of our union. To get more involved with the next phase of building UAOSU, please connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your UAOSU Communications Committee”