3/26/2010: It’s been a while since we heard much from the OA/Faculty Union folks, but recently they have posted 3 informative pieces on their website. These deal with three of the more controversial issues: merit pay, shared governance, and what will happen if the union includes faculty and OA’s. From the Union website:
Examples of How Merit Pay is Treated in Collective Bargaining Agreements. Many Collective Bargaining Contracts preserve merit pay as was documented in the book Managed Professionals; Unionized Faculty and Restructuring Academic Labor by AAUP General Secretary Gary Rhoades. In this article by Craig Flanery, AAUP Senior Program Officer, examples of how merit pay is treated in several contracts are given. The institutions cited have AAUP or AAUP/AFT as their Collective Bargaining (CB) agents. Flanery also includes language in the contracts about sharing salary information for salary studies. To view the article click here.
Examples of How Shared Governance is Treated in Collective Bargaining AgreementsThis article, created by Craig Flanery, AAUP Senior Program Officer, gives several examples of how shared governance is treated in collective bargaining contracts. To view or download the file click here.This article discusses who is included in the collective bargaining unit at SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Stony Brook, Rutgers University, and the University of Florida.