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AFT Negotiation Updates

Peter Denis
Assistant Vice President, Labor Relations (Lead Negotiator)
Andrew Berg
Labor Relations Specialist, Labor Relations
Jennifer Buck
Associate Director, UWEO HR
Chris Gilman
Senior Director, IELP
A.J. Hartman
Communications Specialist, Labor Relations
Shelley Kostrinsky
Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Personnel
Shelley Middlebrooks
Executive Director, HR Compensation
Anita Sokmen
Associate Director, IELP
Anne Winkelman
Assistant Director, Academic HR

July 2, 2014 Bargaining Update: July 2, 2014

Comprehensive Tentative Agreement Reached UW and AFT have reached a comprehensive tentative agreement on the parties’ first collective bargaining agreement, effective from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017. Highlights of the Tentative Agreement: New Salary Minimums – UW will increase salary minimums…


September 20, 2013 Negotiations Update for September 20, 2013

UW Last, Best, and Final ProposalIn an effort to reach a final agreement, UW presented AFT with its last, best, and final settlement offer. This comprehensive proposal addresses all provisions that to date remained unsettled.Key components included:CompensationUpon ratification of the…


August 13, 2013 Negotiations Recap for August 13, 2013

This recap details the 25th bargaining session between the UW and AFT.UW Definitive Settlement OfferUW presented a comprehensive proposal that packaged together all contract provisions that remain unsettled, including:Management RightsUW accepted AFT’s proposal to exclude “defining criteria for performance expectations”…


July 29, 2013 Negotiations Recap for July 29, 2013

This recap details the 24th bargaining session between the UW and AFT.UW Counter-ProposalsUnion RightsUW declined AFT’s proposal to omit language outlining the process by which an employee could request leaves of absence to participate in union-related activities.Management RightsUW accepted AFT’s…


July 22, 2013 Negotiations Recap for July 22, 2013

This recap details the 23rd bargaining session between the UW and AFT.AFT Counter-ProposalsManagement RightsAFT again declined UW’s proposal to memorialize IELP management’s right to define criteria for performance expectations. AFT proposed language memorializing IELP management’s right to make final decisions…


July 8, 2013 Negotiations Recap for July 8, 2013

This recap details the 22nd bargaining session between the UW and AFT.UW Counter-ProposalsHiring ListUW proposed allowing for the number of annual (11.5 month) and academic year (nine month) contracts to comprise a combined 33 percent or more of the extension…


July 1, 2013 Negotiations Recap for July 1, 2013

This recap details the 21st bargaining session between the UW and AFT.UW Counter-ProposalManagement RightsUW proposed memorializing management’s right to make final decisions involving academic matters in order to ensure that courses are taught in a way that retains curriculum integrity…


June 7, 2013 Negotiations Recap for June 7, 2013

This recap details the 20th bargaining session between the UW and AFT.AFT Counter-ProposalsProbationary PeriodAFT maintained its proposal to prescribe how and when management conducts observations and provides feedback and mentoring throughout the probationary period.Grievance and Arbitration ProceduresAFT proposed omitting examples…


May 31, 2013 Negotiations Recap for May 31, 2013

This recap details the 19th bargaining session between the UW and AFT.UW Benefits PresentationAFT brought questions on employee benefits for Katy Dwyer, executive director of Benefits at the UW. AFT stated that the UW Benefits website does not reference benefits…


May 17, 2013 Negotiations Recap for May 17, 2013

This recap details the 18th bargaining session between the UW and AFT.UW Counter-ProposalsManagement RightsUW revised its proposed language to clarify management’s right to schedule teaching assignments and to define criteria for performance expectations.UW accepted AFT’s removal of some of the…