United Academics

UA represents approximately 1,900 faculty on campus including tenure-track and non-tenure-track instructional faculty, adjuncts, librarians, research faculty, and postdoctoral scholars.  Law school faculty, EC Cares faculty, and faculty in a supervisory role (mostly department heads and primary investigators) are excluded from the bargaining unit. 

Current President:  President Avinnash Tiwari, Career Instructor, English Department. 


UO and UA Bargaining

UO and United Academics reached an agreement on a multi-year salary increase plan:

  • January 1, 2022: 5 percent across-the-board;
  • January 1, 2023: 2 percent across-the-board; and
  • January 1, 2024: 3 percent merit pool.

Refer to the memorandum of understanding for more information. The collective bargaining process for a successor contract is underway, and negotiations are expected to continue at least through the spring term. HR provides information periodically to keep the campus community up-to-date.

Bargaining Information & Updates

Memorandums of Understanding

The Memorandums of Understanding between the University of Oregon and United Academics should be considered terms of the current collective bargaining agreement. The following list includes active MOUs by title, applicable article, and effective date.

2021-2024 Salary Increase Agreement (12/20/21)

Applying for Sabbatical (Article 33, 11/17/21)

Career Faculty Employment Implementation (Articles 15, 16, 19, 23 & 26, 2/2/2021)

American English Institute (11/23/20)

CBA Document Edits (11/17/20)

Career Faculty Employment (9/8/20)

Career Faculty FTE Restoration and Progressive Pay Reduction Plan (8/12/20)

Career Faculty FTE Restoration and Progressive Pay Reduction Plan Appendix 2 - PPR Model (8/12/20)

CBA Extension and Career Faculty (5/8/20)

Course Evaluations Amendment (Article 20, 2/10/2020)

External Equity (Article 26, 1/14/2020)

Tenure Reduction Program (Article 26, 4/11/2019)

Course Evaluations (Article 20, 8/12/2019)

Union Information Requests (Article 9, 7/10/2019)

Grievances (Article 22, 7/10/2019)

Parental Leave (Article 32, 4/10/2019)

Tenure Review and Promotion (Article 20, 10/17/2018)

Janus Ruling (Article 10, 6/12/2018)

Recognition (Article 1, 6/8/2018)

Academic Classifications and Ranks (Article 15, 06/05/18)

Extension of Terms (Article 16, 5/8/2018)

Local Level Metrics (3/16/2018)