We are pleased to announce that the 2016-2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement has been ratified by the Chapter members. It has already been approved by the University Board of Trustees.
The Collective Bargaining Agreement is a positive achievement for the Chapter and the University. Health insurance contributions will mainly remain at their current levels. This was identified as critically important by many faculty members in bargaining surveys and focus groups. Faculty development will also receive much-needed additional funding.
The salary increases are welcome, although they do not go far enough to improve the University’s ability to attract and retain faculty, and to be competitive with those institutions that the Administration has identified as “peer” or “aspirational.” Work remains to re-focus the Administration on the University of Cincinnati’s core teaching and research mission. This includes a review of University spending, including those for administrative units and athletics.
Thank you to the many faculty members who attended the Board of Trustees’ meetings in June and August. This would not have happened without you. Thank you as well to Northern Kentucky University’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Center, which was instrumental in assisting the Chapter and the Administration in reaching an agreement.
Ron Jones, President
Connie Kendall-Theado, Vice President