Rumor has it that the raise agreement will be for 3 years, with 5/2/3 % raises. The union will send out a call for members to approve in a few days. First two years across the board, last 3% merit. You can’t call it a COLA raise because actual cost of living increases will mean faculty will have lost 3-5% by the end.
Pres Schill has already presided over cutting faculty pay from 94% to 90% of AAU peers, and another cut is not going to cost him any sleep.
Our Board of Trustees will have to vote to approve these pay cuts, perhaps at the same meeting that they vote to hire a new Duck football coach. Rumor has it that our Trustees will happily pay Cristobal’s replacement ~50% more.
What would the faculty union have to do to get raises like that? Set up a cartel like the NCAA or even just like the American Bar Association. Or make credible threats of a strike in the middle of enrollment season, as Cristobal did, and then be prepared to pull up your family, sell the house, betray your students, and get out of town.