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Bargaining Updates

April 23, 2024

In today’s collective bargaining session, the parties continued conversation on revised proposals related to compensation and the faculty appointment model.

The next bargaining session is scheduled for April 25.

In today’s collective bargaining session, the administration presented counter offers on compensation and the faculty appointment model for the parties to discuss.

The next bargaining session is scheduled for April 23 to continue our progress toward a mutually agreeable contract.

The bargaining teams reached tentative agreement on proposals regarding faculty evaluation processes and housing support. The parties continued to discuss revised proposals on the faculty appointment model and compensation.

The next bargaining session is scheduled for April 4 to continue our progress toward a mutually agreeable contract.

In today’s collective bargaining session, the administration’s bargaining team shared their counter proposals related to compensation, housing support, appointment types, and evaluation processes.

The parties will meet again on April 2 to keep working toward a mutually agreeable contract. 

In today’s collective bargaining session, the faculty bargaining team shared their counter proposals related to compensation, housing support, and evaluation processes, and the parties discussed these and a proposal on positions and promotions.

The parties are working to schedule additional bargaining sessions at the end of March.

In today’s collective bargaining session, the administration’s bargaining team presented two counter offers on compensation and on performance evaluation. The parties had a detailed discussion regarding faculty evaluation processes. After bargaining concluded, the faculty bargaining team shared a counter proposal on housing.

The parties are scheduled to meet March 7 to continue our progress toward a mutually agreeable contract.

In today’s collective bargaining session, the parties discussed revised proposals from the faculty union regarding compensation and the faculty appointment model. 

The parties are in the process of scheduling additional sessions in March to continue our progress toward a mutually agreeable contract.

In today’s collective bargaining session, the parties had a thoughtful and in-depth discussion of the faculty appointment model, and the administration offered a counter proposal on compensation.

Our negotiations will continue at the next bargaining session on February 15.

In today’s collective bargaining session, the parties continued to make progress, reaching tentative agreement on faculty development. The University provided responses to the latest faculty union proposals regarding housing and the faculty appointment model. The faculty bargaining team shared their latest counter proposal on compensation.

The parties are in the process of scheduling additional sessions in February to continue our progress toward a mutually agreeable contract.

In today’s collective bargaining session, the University shared its revised compensation proposal with the faculty bargaining team. The faculty team then took time in caucus to discuss the proposal. The parties agreed to meet again on February 1 to continue our progress toward a mutually agreeable contract.

The University and Faculty bargaining teams had a successful day of bargaining. Following a discussion of counter proposals from both parties, the University and the Faculty bargaining team reached tentative agreement on topics including benefits, the timeline for issuing teaching contracts, and the posting of vacant bargaining unit positions.

We look forward to continuing our progress toward a mutually agreeable contract at our next session on January 26, 2024.

In our twenty-first bargaining session, parties discussed revised proposals on housing support, health benefits, and the timeline for contracts and course cancellation payments.

We look forward to continuing our progress toward a mutually agreeable contract at our next session on January 12, 2024.

In our twentieth bargaining session, parties discussed revised proposals on no strike-no lockout and compensation. 

We look forward to continued progress toward a mutually agreeable contract at our next bargaining session on December 13.

In our nineteenth bargaining session, the parties continued to discuss the faculty appointment model, course assignments, promotion, and a no strike-no lockout proposal.

The parties had productive discussions today, and we look forward to continued progress toward a mutually agreeable contract at the next session on December 8.

In our eighteenth bargaining session, the parties discussed proposals related to compensation, timeline for teaching contracts, and course cancellation payments.

We look forward to continuing the collaborative work toward a mutually agreeable contract at our next session on November 28.

In our seventeenth bargaining session, the parties discussed five proposals. We reached tentative agreement on the two proposals related to committee service and support for underrepresented students. 

We will continue to discuss the other three proposals related to hiring timelines, compensation, and the faculty appointment model at our next session on November 9.

We look forward to continuing the collaborative work toward a mutually agreeable contract. 

In our sixteenth bargaining session, the parties discussed the faculty appointment model, including positions, ranks, and promotion process. There was also a brief conversation about faculty service on committees that address the support of underrepresented students.

The parties remain optimistic about our progress toward a mutually agreeable contract. The next bargaining session is scheduled for October 17, 2023.

In our fifteenth bargaining session, the parties discussed two proposals related to committee service for non-tenure-track faculty. The administration’s team also presented a counter-proposal related to housing support.

The parties remain optimistic about our progress toward a mutually agreeable contract. The next bargaining session is scheduled for September 28.

In our fourteenth bargaining session, the parties reached tentative agreement on leaves of absence, service responsibilities, and academic freedom.

The parties remain optimistic about our progress toward a mutually agreeable contract. The next bargaining session is scheduled for September 21.

In our thirteenth bargaining session, the parties reached tentative agreement on unemployment insurance, Public Service Loan Forgiveness program certification, and procedures related to non-tenure-track faculty applications for open tenure-track positions. 

The administration’s bargaining team presented counter-proposals on non-tenure-track faculty titles and appointment procedures as well as service and professional development. The faculty bargaining team presented counter-proposals on discipline and discharge and on leaves of absence.

The parties remain optimistic about our progress toward a mutually agreeable contract. The next bargaining session is scheduled for September 1.

In our twelfth bargaining session, the parties reached tentative agreement on proposals regarding grievance and arbitration; diversity/equity data; faculty development; and office space and support.

We expect the next bargaining session to be scheduled in August.

In our eleventh bargaining session, the parties discussed faculty proposals on compensation, participation in diversity and inclusion work, parking, and public service loan forgiveness program certification.

The parties agreed to continue meeting over the summer. We expect the next bargaining session to be scheduled for mid-July.

In our tenth bargaining session, the parties discussed two proposals from the faculty: one regarded the posting of vacant positions and the other focused on service, professional development, and course releases. 

The next bargaining session is scheduled for June 20. We look forward to continuing progress towards our first contract.

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. 

Next Steps

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.

Proposals
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.