Good news out of Wright State University Sunday night. The AAUP-WSU negotiations team came to a tentative agreement with the administration and voted to end the strike that had stretched into day 20.
Hello TT Faculty members,
The parties engaged in a mediated bargaining session assisted by Federal Mediator Brittney Howard on January 23, 2019. At this session, AAUP-KSU agreed to accept the administration’s proposal of November 21, 2018 for Article II (Recognition and Dues Deduction), and the parties signed a tentative agreement on that article. The only Articles that remain in dispute are the three economic Articles XII (Salary), XIII (Medical Benefits), and XIV (Other Benefits). While some progress was made at the mediated session, the movement on the part of the administration was insufficient to make AAUP-KSU optimistic that the impasse on the three economic articles can be resolved at the table.
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.