Great news! After hours of bargaining over the last 36 hours, we reached a tentative agreement with the University’s bargaining team this evening. In light of the tentative agreement, we will not be holding the strike authorization vote scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, June 3).
The agreement makes progress in all of the general areas making up our bargaining agenda, breaks new ground in several areas, and includes no takeaways. Winning such a strong agreement in the current climate is a remarkable accomplishment that would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of members across campus to take action on behalf of a fair contract in recent months.
We will follow up tomorrow with more details about the contract and the ratification process. Here’s a summary of the highlights:
This tentative agreement came about as a result of tremendous activism and involvement by members throughout our contract campaign. In the past two days, the University’s bargaining team has showed significant creativity and willingness to reach a settlement that addressed our concerns. These discussions also established a strong foundation for us to continue to pursue important issues in the coming year and to build on this year’s successes in bargaining next year.
Also our last membership meeting of the academic year will take place Thursday, June 9th at 3:00 p.m. in Smith 304. All current members may attend, and membership may be obtained at the meeting. As always, children are welcome.
Thanks for all you have done.
UAW 4121 Bargaining Committee
David Parsons, English
Jessica Pikul, Chemistry
Evette Jasper, Education
Dylan Mayer, Philosophy
Lei Cheng, Mechanical Engineering
Jean Dinh, Medicinal Chemistry
Toni Ferro, Human Centered Design and Engineering
Garrett Strain, Odegaard Writing & Research Center
Phil Harding, Neurobiology and Behavior