Hello TT Faculty members,
I’d like to provide you with an update on the status of the negotiations for a successor to our 2015 contract. Since our last update, the parties have met twice: August 29th and September 5th. I regret to inform you that very little progress on salaries and benefits was made at either of those meetings and I fear that it is increasingly likely that we will end up in fact-finding as we did in the 2015 negotiations. The parties will meet again on September 19th.
AAUP-KSU is the Kent State University chapter of the American Association of University Professors. At the national level, the AAUP is known for its work in promoting positive academic values and shared governance, as well as protecting faculty against attacks on tenure and academic freedom. AAUP-KSU shares those interests and also serves as the collective bargaining agent for all full-time faculty at Kent State University. First established in 1978, there has been an AAUP chapter at Kent State for forty (40) years.
Membership entitles you to an active voice in determining the issues, goals, and priorities of AAUP-KSU and to voting rights with regard to contract issues. In particular, membership gives you an active voice in determining the issues and priorities established for negotiations.