Position Statement

Statement of Support for UNH Lecturers United (AAUP)

The PSU-AAUP strongly supports our USNH colleagues in the Lecturers United-AAUP chapter at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). We call upon the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees to agree to our colleagues’ very reasonable requests for true job stability and security. The average UNH Lecturer Faculty member has been at UNH… Continue reading Statement of Support for UNH Lecturers United (AAUP)

Position Statement

PSU-AAUP & SEA/SEIU Chapter 30 Statement on Academic Freedom and Discipline of Faculty Members in relation to the Case of the State of New Hampshire v. Kristie Torbick

The recent case of the State of New Hampshire v. Kristie Torbick has brought considerable negative attention to Plymouth State University and three of its faculty members, Drs. Gary Goodnough, Michael Fischler, and Nancy Strapko, who were asked to provide character reference testimony describing their academic, professional, and/or clinical assessments of the accused. These three… Continue reading PSU-AAUP & SEA/SEIU Chapter 30 Statement on Academic Freedom and Discipline of Faculty Members in relation to the Case of the State of New Hampshire v. Kristie Torbick

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

ratification

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