UA Bargaining: Information and Updates

The University of Oregon and United Academics (UA) resumed the collective bargaining process for a new contract on February 1, 2024. Bargaining sessions will occur every two weeks. Updates will be posted on this page throughout the bargaining cycle.

United Academics represents university faculty, which includes tenure-track and career faculty. The university greatly values the mission-critical work our faculty contribute in support of our academic and research pursuits. As a comprehensive public research university committed to exceptional teaching, discovery, and service, it is our goal to recruit and retain world-renowned faculty that make our institute successful and competitive now and in the future.

Please direct questions and requests for additional information to the bargaining team in Employee and Labor Relations at uoelr@uoregon.edu.


Bargaining Updates

Updates from bargaining sessions with United Academics are provided to keep the UO community informed on proposals and counter proposals, tentative agreements, and other important milestones. Questions and requests for additional information should be directed to the bargaining team in Employee and Labor Relations at uoelr@uoregon.edu.


May 16, 2024

The parties held their eighth bargaining session and exchanged several counterproposals, including an economic proposal presented by the university’s bargaining team. The salary offer the university presented is intended to support the mission-critical work of all of our faculty, and includes new provisions that recognize our limited duration faculty while acknowledging the financial realities that UO faces and our financial position relative to our AAU counterparts. For more information, see our Salary (Article 26) page.

The university and United Academics reached a tentative agreement on Article 11 - Release Time. The current proposals and tentative agreements are available on the List of Proposals page.


May 2, 2024

The parties met for their seventh bargaining session and exchanged several proposals. See the list of proposals for details.


April 18, 2024 

At the parties' sixth bargaining session, they exchanged several proposals, including UA's latest counteroffer on salary. 


April 4, 2024

The parties held their fifth bargaining session. They presented and discussed several counterproposals and reached tentative agreements on three articles:

  • Article 8 - Personnel Files.
  • Article 21 - Review Decision Appeals.
  • Article 41 - No Strike, No Lockout.

A complete list of proposals is available to help track exchanges between the bargaining teams and will be updated following each session.


March 18, 2024

The University of Oregon and United Academics have been meeting regularly since February to negotiate the terms of a successor collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Although the bargaining process is in its early stages, the parties have exchanged proposals on twenty-five open articles and have begun negotiating salary, which is a topic of keen interest to all. Refer to the offer comparison for details as well as additional information that provides context for the university’s offer presented to United Academics at last Thursday’s bargaining session. 

A complete list of proposals is available to help track exchanges between the bargaining teams and will be updated following each session.


February 29, 2024

The parties held their third bargaining session and presented the following proposed changes to the UA collective bargaining agreement. Note: These are the proposals as of 2/29/24; for current proposals, see UA Bargaining: List of Proposals.

Article

Current Proposal/Counter Proposal

Date Presented
4 - Unit-Level Policies Presented by UO 2-29-24
6 - Policies and Practices Presented by UO 2-29-24
8 - Personnel Files Presented by UO 2-29-24
16 - Notices of Appointment Presented by UO 2-29-24
19 - Career Faculty Review and Promotion Presented by UO 2-29-24
21 - Review Decision Appeals Presented by UA 2-29-24
26 - Salary Presented by UA 2-29-24
34 - Caregiving Presented by UA 2-29-24

February 15, 2024

The parties held their second bargaining session and presented the following proposed changes to the UA collective bargaining agreement. Note: These are the proposals as of 2/15/24; for current proposals, see UA Bargaining: List of Proposals.

Article

Current Proposal/Counter Proposal

Date Presented
3 - Shared Governance Presented by UO 2-15-24
9 - Union Rights Presented by UO 2-15-24
10 - Dues Deduction Presented by UO 2-15-24
11 - Release Time Presented by UO 2-15-24
12 - Facilities and Support Presented by UO 2-15-24
13 - Health and Safety Presented by UA 2-15-24
16 - Notices of Appointment Presented by UA 2-15-24
21 - Review Decision Appeals Presented by UA 2-15-24
28 - Miscellaneous Benefits Presented by UA 2-15-24
33 - Sabbatical Presented by UO 2-15-24
36 - Professional Development Presented by UA 2-15-24
38 - Criminal Records Checks Presented by UA 2-15-24
41 - No Strike, No Lockout Presented by UO 2-15-24

February 1, 2024

The parties opened bargaining today and presented the following proposed changes to the UA collective bargaining agreement. Note: These are the proposals as of 2/1/24; for current proposals, see UA Bargaining: List of Proposals.

Article

Current Proposal/Counter Proposal

Date presented
3 - Shared Governance Presented by UA 2-1-24
4 - Unit-Level Policies Presented by UA 2-1-24
6 - Policies and Practices Presented by UA 2-1-24
8 - Personnel Files Presented by UA 2-1-24
12 - Facilities and Support Presented by UA 2-1-24
15 - Classification and Rank Presented by UA 2-1-24
21 - Review Decision Appeals Presented by UO 2-1-24
22 - Grievances Presented by UA 2-1-24
33 - Sabbatical Presented by UA 2-1-24

The parties agreed to ground rules prior to the first session, and have opened 29 articles and discussion areas that will be covered in bargaining.