Bargaining Archive

During the summer of 2023 we engaged in negotiations with the administration to figure out how the new Professor of Teaching category will work in practice. The Faculty Senate spent a few years working on the creation of a new Professor of Teaching category and negotiating its implementation was the final step to create this rank. You can read the final Letter of Agreement (LOA) here and find all the information about these negotiation here.

During the 2022-2023 academic year we were in negotiations with the OSU administration around the implementation of Paid Leave Oregon (PLO). PLO is a victory for Oregon workers that establishes a new state-wide program that will provide up to twelve weeks of paid leave to most Oregon workers. In mid-July we reached a final agreement with the administration. You can read the final Letter of Agreement (LOA) here and the overview of this LOA here.

Financial uncertainty in 2020 triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic caused the administration and UAOSU to postpone salary increase negotiations until the spring 2021. On September 15, 2021 our bargaining team secured a tentative agreement on salary increases for academic years 2021-2024 and equity adjustments for AY 2024. The agreed-upon figures represent a foundation for faculty salary increases, and these numbers may increase based on the financial health of the institution.

You can find all the information about these negotiations, including proposals, updates, and members’ priorities here

Starting summer 2020 and again in summer 2021 we engaged in impact bargaining with OSU administration around the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on OSU faculty and later the administration’s plans for returning to on-site work. Over two rounds of negotiations, we were able to secure a number of important guarantees to protect the well-being of faculty.


You can find all the proposals, updates, and final agreement from these negotiations here.

Our initial contract negotiations began in November 2018 and concluded in May 2020. Through these negotiations we enshrined existing practices into our CBA and secured important improvements to faculty working conditions, including pathways to promotion for all faculty, increased job security for non-tenure track faculty, reliable pay increases, strong protections for academic freedom, and more robust research support. A summary of our wins can be found here. You can find all the proposals and updates from our initial negotiations here.