Mark Polatajko, Kent State`s senior vice president of finance and administration, said the university was pleased to conclude the new deal. Kent State and its faculty appear to be on the verge of reaching an agreement on a new contract. The agreement extends over a four-year period, from August 19, 2018 to August 18, 2022, the press release said. There is a Memorandum of Understanding for the 2018-2019 academic year. The collective agreement exists with the Kent State Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which represents the university`s tenured and tenure-track faculty. In a letter to members of the Collective Bargaining Unit (CBU), the American Association of University Professors, Deborah Smith, KSU Chief Negotiator (AAUP-KSU), wrote: „We believe that the wage package recommended by Mr. Bixenstine is much better than anything the government had proposed around the table.“ The union`s board of directors voted unanimously to adopt the proposal. Members are expected to vote on the contract by email in the coming weeks. The university proposed 2 percent increases due to concerns about declining public funding and enrollment trends. Kent State`s board of directors unanimously approved the deal on Wednesday, June 26, according to a press release. The union approved it in a june 5-9 vote. AAUP-KSU is the Kent State University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors. At the national level, AAUP is known for its work in promoting positive academic values and common governance, as well as protecting the faculty from breaches of the mandate and academic freedom.
AAUP-KSU shares these interests and also serves as a collective bargaining agent for all faculties full-time at Kent State University. First founded in 1978, there has been an AAUP chapter in Kent State for forty (40) years. According to the agreement, the faculties of the union receive wage increases of 2%, retroactive to the aug. 19, 2018, said the publication. They will also receive increases of 2.5% in the 2019-2020 academic year and 2% for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years. Please select at least one newsletter to subscribe to. Write to us: Crain`s welcomes readers` responses. Letters should be as short as possible and can be processed. Send letters to Crain`s Cleveland Business, 700 West.
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