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Support UO Grad Student Strike

  Dec 6, 2014     1806 Views     Leave your thoughts  

We had hoped that the graduate teaching fellows at University of Oregon would be celebrating a fair contract this weekend. Unfortunately, the university administration continues to refuse to include any form of paid leave in their collective bargaining agreement; this is the key issue that led to the strike. Support the strike, click here to send a message to Interim President Scott Coltrane now. UO administrators have announced that they will grade students themselves, based on their performance up until finals. The GTFs have also set up a strike fund.  You can donate here.  The union was heartened last week when…

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AAUP national story on PSU settlement

  May 29, 2014     2618 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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