Union of Teaching Faculty (UTF) Bargaining Update

6/29/15:  Representatives of Central Michigan University and the Union of Teaching Faculty (UTF) participated in bargaining into the night in pursuit of a successor collective bargaining agreement.  The discussions were fruitful, resulting in tentative agreements on three additional articles and one additional memorandum of understanding.  The parties are set to resume bargaining tomorrow at 9 a.m.

 

6/26/15:  Representatives of Central Michigan University and the Union of Teaching Faculty (UTF) engaged in four additional bargaining sessions during the week.  These bargaining sessions were productive toward the achievement of a successor agreement.  The parties achieved tentative agreements on two additional articles and two additional memoranda of understanding.  This brings the total number of tentative agreements to 19.  Seven articles of the agreement remain open.  The parties are engaging in collegial and conscientious bargaining, and are hopeful to achieve a successor agreement prior to the June 30 expiration date.

 

6/12/15:  Representatives of Central Michigan University and the Union of Teaching Faculty (UTF) continued bargaining throughout this week.  Bargaining sessions were collaborative and productive.  Additional tentative agreements were reached, bringing the total number to 15.  The parties will be taking next week off and will resume bargaining on June 22.  The Parties have six additional bargaining sessions scheduled before the June 30 expiration date.  The Parties are hopeful that their diligent work and open communication will result in a successor agreement in a timely fashion.

 

6/5/15:  Representatives of Central Michigan University and the Union of Teaching Faculty (UTF) resumed negotiations this week.  The parties reached a tentative agreement on three additional contract sections, bringing the total number of tentative agreements to 13.

Both CMU and UTF presented substantive proposals on a number of subjects, and are set to continue negotiations throughout next week.  The parties are making progress in their pursuit of a successor agreement, and look forward to their continued dialogue.

 

5/28/15:  Representatives of Central Michigan University and the Union of Teaching Faculty (UTF) continued negotiations this week in pursuit of a successor agreement to the parties' current collective bargaining agreement.

The conversations have been productive and collaborative.  The parties are encouraged that their diligent work and mutual respect has resulted in agreement on ten articles and will lead to a successor agreement that ensures the continued success of Central Michigan University, fixed-term faculty members, and most importantly, our students.  Bargaining sessions are scheduled to continue and the parties look forward to continuing the dialogue in pursuit of a successor agreement.

 

5/20/15:  Representatives of Central Michigan University and the Union of Teaching Faculty (UTF) began negotiations this week in pursuit of a successor agreement to the parties' current collective bargaining agreement.

The UTF is an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers and represents nearly 400 fixed term faculty members teaching on-campus at CMU.  The parties' current collective bargaining agreement, reached in 2011, expires June 30, 2015.

The parties look forward to continuing productive sessions as they work toward a new collective bargaining agreement.

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