The session began with the University’s Bargaining Team presenting their counter on the final three articles: Article VIII: Wages, Article XVIII: Dues Deduction, and Article XXVII: Duration.
This means, essentially, that we are discussing Pay + Length of the Contract.
After midweek sidebars, both sides came in optimistic that we might finish negotiating this session. Although this didn’t occur, we are still optimistic about the possibility of reaching agreement soon, as they are now bringing solid numbers to the table.
However, there are clear conflicts between our members’ priorities and what their team is willing to give. Here are just some of the items we are now trying to weigh as we negotiate:
- Yearly Salary Raises
- Increases to the Salary Floor
- Raises Attached to Promotion
- Salary Compression Solutions
- Professional Development Funding
How would you prioritize the above list? Your salary might well be determined next week. Attend the session so that you have a say in your pay.
Date: June 7th
Due to some scheduling issues, the time and place are currently under discussion. They will be determined and announced via out website and social media by 7pm on Wednesday, June 5th.
Contact our Lead Negotiator, Kay Emmert ake153[@]hotmail.com with any questions you have.