Friday, November 16th
3:00 – 5:00pm
Kent Student Center Room 315
Please join Chief Negotiator Deborah Smith, the AAUP-KSU leadership, and fellow Tenured & Tenure Track Faculty for a meeting to discuss the status of ongoing negotiations.
Hello TT Faculty members,
I regret to inform you that AAUP-KSU has now officially invoked its right to declare impasse under Article XXIV, Section 3.A of the CBA and will be inviting assistance by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. AAUP-KSU also plans to invoke its right under Article XXIV, Section 3.A to request fact-finding on the outstanding issues. Such a request may be made no earlier than 14 days nor later than 28 days after the first mediated negotiation session.
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.