A Fair Contract for a Better OSU

To OSU Administration

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A majority of the teaching and research faculty at OSU authorized and formed our union, United Academics of Oregon State University (UAOSU), because we believe we can make OSU a better place when our voices are a central part of the decision-making process.

After three years of conversations among academic faculty across OSU, we came to negotiations wanting to reach an agreement with proposals that meet the needs of faculty and students, respect the voice and expertise of faculty, and make OSU a stronger institution.

Yet active contract negotiations with OSU administration have been on-going for nearly a year without much progress. The administration has been very slow -- taking an average of 51 days -- to respond to our proposals. Even more frustrating, the administration bargaining team has repeatedly told us that they "have no interest in" many of our proposed solutions and their counter-proposals are often non-responsive to the concrete ideas we have put forward to strengthen our university.

We, the undersigned faculty, call upon the administration to bargain in good faith and come to an agreement to provide us with the resources and stability we need to advance the teaching, research, and extension mission of the university.

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From: [Your Name]

A majority of the teaching and research faculty at OSU authorized and formed our union, United Academics of Oregon State University (UAOSU), because we believe we can make OSU a better place when our voices are a central part of the decision-making process.

After three years of conversations among academic faculty across OSU, we came to negotiations wanting to reach an agreement with proposals that meet the needs of faculty and students, respect the voice and expertise of faculty, and make OSU a stronger institution.

Yet active contract negotiations with OSU administration have been on-going for nearly a year without much progress. The administration has been very slow -- taking an average of 51 days -- to respond to our proposals. Even more frustrating, the administration bargaining team has repeatedly told us that they "have no interest in" many of our proposed solutions and their counter-proposals are often non-responsive to the concrete ideas we have put forward to strengthen our university.

We, the undersigned faculty, call upon the administration to bargain in good faith and come to an agreement to provide us with the resources and stability we need to advance the teaching, research, and extension mission of the university.