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.


February 15, 2024

The parties held their second bargaining session and presented the following proposed changes to the UA collective bargaining agreement:

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.

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.