Trustees approve new contract with faculty union

May 20, 2015 | News, UToday
By Meghan Cunningham

The University of Toledo Board of Trustees approved May 11 a new contract with the UT chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

The collective bargaining agreements cover UT’s tenured and tenure-track faculty and lecturers and are effective retroactively to July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2017, and thereafter effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

The union membership ratified the collective bargaining agreements May 5.

“Faculty are core to our mission in ensuring a high-quality university education to our students, and this contract is an important step forward for our university,” Interim President Nagi Naganathan said. “My sincere thanks to AAUP leadership and all faculty for their commitment to our students and to UT.”

The agreements, which cover about 600 faculty members, include a $2,000 increase to base pay in the first year and a 2.7 percent wage increase. A wage increase of 2 percent is included in each subsequent year covered by the contract.

Faculty members also will contribute 20 percent toward health-care costs as the University works to make premiums uniform across all collective bargaining units and employee groups.

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