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Disarm Our Campus Police

  Jun 26, 2020     1466 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Dear Governor Kate Brown: The American Association of University Professors of Oregon (AAUP Oregon) represents thousands of faculty, academic professionals, and graduate employees at universities and colleges throughout Oregon. We are pleased that your office has initiated calls to improve police accountability in Oregon. In that spirit, we join calls from our local chapters across the state that public universities immediately begin the process of disarming campus police units. At Portland State University, campus police were armed in 2015, over the objection of nearly all campus constituencies. Jason Washington was shot and killed by PSU campus police in June 2018. …

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UAOSU Reaches Agreement on Inaugural Contract

  May 29, 2020     2224 Views     Leave your thoughts  

After 26 straight hours of bargaining, the UAOSU bargaining team and OSU administration team reached tentative agreement on UAOSU's first contract on May 28. This agreement is nearly two years, fifty-three sessions, and thousands of volunteer hours in the making. A few highlights from UAOSU's first contract: Paid parental leave amount doubled with expanded use to cover all family and medical leavesBridge funding pool equivalent to 1% of recovered F&A (~$430,000 per year) beginning in 20223% merit pool for FY2020 extended to faculty below 0.50 FTE and those who moved positions within the university; retroactive salary expected to be paid…

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