Update: As a regular reader points out, even after these “concessions” the offer still amounts to a real pay cut for many staff:
9/15/2019: That’s the rumor from a usually reliable source. I guess the bucket wasn’t empty after all. SEIU’s system-wide strike vote is tomorrow. Meanwhile the UO’s administration’s negotiations with the GTFF are stalled and the GE’s are on schedule for a mid fall strike, so I guess you can expect our administration to keep jacking them around til then. Bargaining with the faculty union will start early this winter.