May 23, 2023
In our ninth bargaining session, the parties discussed a proposal from the faculty regarding housing and rental support.
The next bargaining session is scheduled for early June. We look forward to continuing progress towards our first contract.
In our eighth bargaining session, the parties had a meaningful discussion of a proposal from the faculty bargaining team regarding categories of appointment, course assignments, and eligibility for promotion.
The next bargaining session is scheduled for May 23. We look forward to continuing progress towards our first contract.
In our seventh bargaining session, the parties discussed faculty evaluation procedures and the process for renewing contract terms for benefits-eligible faculty.
The next two bargaining sessions are scheduled for May 9 and May 23. We look forward to continuing to make progress towards our first contract.
In our sixth bargaining session, the parties reached tentative agreement on the faculty bargaining team’s proposal related to health and safety in the classroom. We also continued to discuss proposals concerning health and welfare benefits and faculty development.
We are optimistic about the pace at which we are reaching agreement on items of importance to both the faculty and the administration. The next bargaining session is scheduled for April 20, 2023.
The parties continued to make good progress in their fifth bargaining session.
In today’s focused session, the faculty bargaining team presented proposals on benefits and contract timelines for the administration to consider, and both groups continued discussion on prior proposals.
Overall, the parties’ approach has been to attempt to resolve most of the non-monetary issues first, in order to build a framework for the full agreement. After that, the parties will move to discussing monetary and job security issues. We remain optimistic that parties are moving forward in an expeditious manner. The next bargaining session is scheduled for April 6, 2023.
In the fourth bargaining session, the parties made good progress on a number of issues, including new tentative agreements.
To date, this brings us into tentative agreements on a number of subjects including: union recognition, union security, labor-management committee, nondiscrimination, management rights, union rights, new hire orientation, and tuition remission.
Additionally, the faculty bargaining unit presented new proposals on equity data, committee service, and office space for the administration to consider.
The parties had a productive and cordial discussion, and we look forward to making additional progress at the next bargaining session on March 23, 2023.
In the third bargaining session, the parties reached tentative agreement on a number of proposals.
The faculty bargaining unit presented additional proposals on issues related to faculty development and benefits. The parties had a good discussion on the new proposals, and the SCU Administration will take these into consideration.
The next bargaining session is being scheduled for early March. The parties are still working on identifying the date.
Our second bargaining session was a productive one.
The SCU Administration presented written responses to the Faculty Bargaining Team’s January 26th proposals related to issues of labor-management relations and contract administration. The proposals included subjects such as: recognition of the union, collection of dues, anti-discrimination policies, union rights, and grievance policies. The administration accepted several of the proposals and offered suggestions on others.
The parties agreed to exchange further written proposals and are planning another productive session on February 23rd.
The next bargaining session is scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Our first bargaining session included time for introductions and a discussion of the bargaining process the parties would like to utilize. There was general agreement on those terms.
Bargaining Meeting Schedule
Parties agreed to meet initially every other week. The next bargaining session is scheduled for February 9, 2023, at 10:00 am.
The faculty bargaining unit presented a number of initial proposals for consideration. The administration will review these proposals and bring responses to the next meeting.
The session was respectful and productive, and we are looking forward to working together toward our common goal of building a world-class university grounded in our Jesuit mission.