GTFF Bargaining: Administrative Guidance

While the University of Oregon and GTFF continue in the cooling-off period following impasse, Employee and Labor Relations is committed to keeping university leadership and supervisors informed during this strike preparation period.

Status update

GTFF declared impasse on September 26 triggering a “cooling-off period,” which ends on November 2. Mediation will continue with the next session scheduled for October 18. The Office of the Provost, working in close consultation with Employee and Labor Relations (ELR), has met with and will continue to meet with schools and colleges to engage in strike planning and preparation. Maintaining academic and research continuity across our campuses is a top priority as the bargaining team works to reach agreement with the union.

Action Items & Resources

Assessment Tool
Schools, colleges, and research institutes complete an assessment tool to analyze academic and research impact and identify critical functions. Deans will lead the process to complete the assessment as soon as possible.

If you have not been in contact with the Office of the Provost Office or Employee and Labor Relations and would like a strike-planning consult, please contact Carolyn Vogt at or 541-346-2831.

Unit Outreach
ELR will be scheduling open sessions in the near future for departments and units to come ask questions about strike related issues. Dates will be posted when they become available.


ELR will continue to update this website with resources and information to support campus in its efforts to maintain academic continuity. The frequently asked questions includes information regarding interacting with graduate employees during the strike, employee benefits, and other strike related issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact ELR at with questions, concerns, or for further assistance.