Bargaining Update: Day 1 of Mediation (Originally emailed to faculty on 10/29/20)


Today was the first day of mediation for our bargaining process, so we’re writing with a quick update. (Reminder: Bargaining updates from OTAAUP will always come from; emails from are from the administration’s bargaining team.)

Your OTAAUP bargaining team met with both the administration’s team and a state mediator from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm today.

Unlike in past bargaining sessions, proposals are considered confidential during the mediation process, but we can share with you the following basic information about the day’s progress.

Parties exchanged the following articles:

  • Academic Freedom
  • Leaves
  • Hardship Leaves (Donated Leaves)
  • Recognition
  • Arbitration
  • Fringe Benefits
  • Working Conditions

No tentative agreements (TAs) were reached, though some more or less productive discussion occurred on a variety of subjects.

We will continue this process again next Thursday. Thank you for your continued support.

In solidarity,
Your OTAAUP Bargaining Team

Dr. Cristina Negoita, Chief Negotiator
Dr. David Johnston
Prof. Karen Kunz
Prof. Joseph Reid
Dr. Matthew Search
Prof. Stephen Schulz
Prof. Terri Torres

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