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

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

Bargaining · Position Statement · Salary · Uncategorized · Update

AAUP financial analysis of PSU and USNH

The Plymouth State University AAUP has a new analysis of PSU and USNH finances. On the bright side, the data indicate our financial position is more solid than it may have seemed. However, the report indicates investing in the classroom is a low priority for PSU. One of the benefits of belonging to the AAUP is… Continue reading AAUP financial analysis of PSU and USNH

Bargaining · President · Salary · Update

Bargaining Recap for February 22

The negotiating teams for the AAUP and administration (ANT) met on February 22 for our first bargaining session of 2018 (our January session was scratched due to weather). Earlier in the month, we had sent them counter-proposals on Retrenchment and Benefits. President Birx attended this session in order to specifically address concerns over the salary… Continue reading Bargaining Recap for February 22