Union Agreements

Published: December 12th, 2016

Category: Memos

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for Human Resource Services

A new three-year agreement between the University and the faculty union (UFF) has been ratified and will be effective January 1, 2017. Key elements of the agreement include:

  • 1.5% raise, effective January 1, 2017, with wage re-openers in years two and three
  • Special raises to non-tenure track faculty and P.K. Yonge faculty earning less than $50,000
  • Term professor awards ($5,000 a year for three years)
  • Provision for a re-opener following the completion of University task force on leave provisions, including parental leave.
  • Modified sabbatical provisions to encourage more participation

In addition to the faculty union negotiations, the wage-re-opener with the graduate assistant union (GAU) has been ratified. Effective January 1, grad assistants represented by GAU will see:

  • A raise in the minimum stipend for a half-time appointment from $13,000 to $15,000.
  • An across the board raise of $350 ($290 plus $60 to offset mandatory student fees)

The American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) wage re-opener also has been ratified. Effective January 1, employees represented by AFSCME will see:

  • An across-the-board salary increase of 1.5%, effective January 1, 2017.

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