Bargaining

Collective Bargaining Agreement Reached at PSU

The Plymouth State University Administration, and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), would like to inform the campus community that USNH Board of Trustees and PSU AAUP have reached a collective bargaining agreement.  The contract was ratified by a faculty vote of 88 to 4 on June 27, 2018 and went into effect on July… Continue reading Collective Bargaining Agreement Reached at PSU

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FAQ for Ratification of the PSU-AAUP Contract

What is contract ratification? Contract ratification is the process by which our union membership reviews and votes on the recently negotiated contract.  The contract must be ratified by a majority of voting AAUP members, as well as approved by the USNH Board of Trustees, before it can go into effect. What are the conditions and… Continue reading FAQ for Ratification of the PSU-AAUP Contract

Bargaining · ratification · Uncategorized · Update

Final AAUP Bargaining Recap

Dear Colleagues, I write one last time on behalf of the PSU-AAUP Negotiating Team. As you know, at our May 23rd bargaining session, we arrived at a tentative agreement with the administration over our faculty union’s first contract. In the weeks since, members of our team have worked with members of the Administration’s Negotiation Team… Continue reading Final AAUP Bargaining Recap

Bargaining · President · Salary · Uncategorized

AAUP Bargaining Recap for May 3

The negotiating teams for the administration and the PSU-AAUP met on May 3. The AAUP brought a counter-proposal for Salary. It was rejected by the administration. The ANT brought no new proposals for Benefits, Retrenchment, or Agency Fees. However, after seeing our original draft recap of the session, President Birx–and Dean Mears and Julie Bernier… Continue reading AAUP Bargaining Recap for May 3

Bargaining · Salary · Uncategorized · Update · Workload

AAUP Bargaining Recap for April 19

The negotiating teams for the administration and the PSU-AAUP met on April 19. Because we had brought three new counter-proposals the previous week, the AAUP had no proposals to bring this time. The Administration’s Negotiating Team offered a counter-proposal for Salary, but nothing for Benefits or Retrenchment. Below is a summary of our discussion: Salary… Continue reading AAUP Bargaining Recap for April 19

Bargaining · Salary · Uncategorized · Update

AAUP Bargaining Recap for April 12

The negotiating teams for the administration and the PSU-AAUP met on April 12. Below is a summary of the topics and proposals discussed: Salary (AAUP) – The administration’s last offer was a 1% raise this year, followed by 1.5% raises in the next two years. They also offered to set aside .5% of the total… Continue reading AAUP Bargaining Recap for April 12

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Recap of the March 28 Membership Meeting

For those of you who could not attend the AAUP Membership Meeting on March 28, we are providing a brief summary of the meeting. Last week, the PSU-AAUP released an analysis of PSU/USNH finances prepared by Howard Bunsis, an expert in Higher Education finance. The results of that analysis were eye-opening and faculty were especially… Continue reading Recap of the March 28 Membership Meeting