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AAUP national story on PSU settlement

  May 29, 2014     1891 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Agreement at Portland State This spring, for the first time in its 35-year history, the Portland State University AAUP chapter voted to strike. Instead, on the scheduled strike date of April 16, chapter members found themselves celebrating a 97 percent ratification vote for a new contract. The contract includes several hard-fought gains, including the provision of two-and three-year contracts to many more full-time, non-tenure track faculty than the PSU administration had ever been willing to even discuss, a significant increase in the universal minimum pay for faculty and academic professionals, a mechanism to start a campus conversation about better incorporating…

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Mary King to be honored at national conference

  May 17, 2014     3130 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Our own Mary King, past president of AAUP-Oregon, past president of PSU-AAUP, and current VP of Collective Bargaining for AAUP Oregon, is being richly  and deservedly honored for her leadership with two awards to be presented at the AAUP national conference in early June.  We all recognize what a difference her leadership has made.  It's nice to have it recognized nationally.  Congratulations Mary! Below are excerpts from the announcements for the Marilyn Sternberg Award and the Georgina M Smith Award. The Marilyn Sternberg Award  Mary C. King is the recipient of the 2014 Marilyn Sternberg Award. The award was established in 1981…

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