Bargaining Update: Read our latest proposal for 2021-2024 pay raises
Our UAOSU bargaining team and the administration team met 11:30–1 on Monday, August 16 on Zoom. Thank you to the faculty members who observed the session.
We presented a salary proposal that accepted some of the changes proposed by the administration team in their last proposal. Namely, we accepted their idea that salary pools for future years be “at least” 3% — if there is additional funding available, we would welcome that. However, we have proposed that any additional funding replicate the 2:1 ratio, of what goes to all eligible faculty vs rewarding meritorious performance.
We have once again proposed a dedicated equity pool, to be distributed according to the work of a joint labor management committee. This isn’t the only possible solution, but administration has so far refused to engage with us on the issue. Once again, we reminded them that faculty have been calling for salary equity for years. In previous sessions, they suggested that there are “conversations” happening on this issue — we insist on transparency and call on administration to work with us to make OSU a leader in this area.
Finally, based on conversation at the last session, we again offered language to ensure that salary minimums increase over time based on the raise pool, that salary freezes can’t be implemented without union input, and that raises written into grants be honored.
Next week we have three days in a row of bargaining (click the links to register):
- 8:30-9:30 on Monday, August 23 on Zoom (campus reopening)
- 9:30–11 on Tuesday, August 24 on Zoom (salary)
- 9-10 on Wednesday, August 25 on Zoom (campus reopening)
We are hopeful that we are getting close to agreement around the three MOUs we have or the campus reopening sessions, we are getting close to resolution. For the next salary session, we expect a counterproposal from the administration.
Can we count on your attendance at least one of these three sessions? Even if you can only drop by for half an hour, your attendance matters: show the administration that faculty are watching this process.
We appreciate your support.
Your bargaining team