Bargaining Update, November, 2014

As you know, our previous contract covered the period from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2014. The terms remain in force until a new agreement is reached, and bargaining on that agreement has begun.  The following joint statement was issued this past week by the Faculty and Association and Administration bargaining teams:
The SIUC Faculty Association and University Administrative teams have been meeting throughout the summer and fall in the initial phases of negotiating the newest version of the collective bargaining agreement between the Association and the Board of Trustees. The teams have agreed to work as one group—a joint Bargaining Team—using a different approach for this round of negotiations. We will set aside the traditional adversarial bargaining style for what is known as “Interest Based Bargaining,” or IBB. This approach begins by identifying interests of mutual concern, working to understand them from each others’ perspectives, and exploring options for reaching a mutually beneficial solution. In keeping with this philosophy, the joint team has agreed to share information releases to our constituencies and the public periodically throughout the bargaining process. To aid in the facilitation of our discussions, we have sought the guidance of a facilitator from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.  At the time of this release, the team has begun the process of identifying and understanding common issues in three full-day sessions.

The Negotiator on IBB (Interest Based Bargaining)

Bargaining Platform, Fall 2014

Bargaining Update, March, 2014

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, four of SIU’s unions gave university administrators formal notice of intent to begin contract negotiations with letters delivered to then Carbondale Chancellor Rita Cheng.

The unions — the SIUC Faculty Association, SIU Non-Tenure Track Faculty Association, Graduate Assistants United and the Association of Civil Service Employees — are part of the Illinois Education Association and represent more than 3,000 faculty and staff.

“We were fulfilling a contractually-requested process to begin bargaining as part of our timeline,” said George Boulukos, vice president of the SIUC Faculty Association, about Wednesday’s rally. “We requested to begin the process formally.”

“We want this round of negotiations to be constructive and not drawn out,” said SIUC Faculty Association President Rachel Stocking. “We would like (the negotiations) to be mutually respectful and start out with a positive step.”

Stocking said that the union is in the process of distributing surveys among its members seeking to gauge the level of importance of “certain issues” to see how to proceed in negotiations.

Stocking would not specify what those issues are.

“I think we need to be prepared for a number of different kinds of possibilities as far as how things are going to go,” Stocking said.

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2011-2014 Tentative agreement

Summary of tentative agreement

Tentative agreement with changes highlighted

Tentative agreement sans highlights

Back to work agreement

2010 – 2011  Information

Ground Rules for Negotiations
The agreement on bargaining protocols for the negotiations commencing in 2010.

List of FA Interests and Issues Presented in Bargaining
The list of the interest and issues presented by the Faculty Association in the context of Interest-Based Bargaining.

Summary of Bargaining Sessions
Bargaining sessions from September 29 through December 13, 2010.

Board Reduction in Force Proposal
Presented by the Board Team on December 3, 2010.

Board Furlough and Unpaid Administrative Closures Proposal
Presented by the Board Team on December 3, 2010.

FA suggested option on Temporary Wage Adjustment
Presented by the FA Team on January 14, 2011

FA suggested option on Financial Exigency & Layoff
Presented by the FA Team on January 14, 2011

FA Supposal on Workload
Presented by the FA Team on February 22, 2011

FA Contract Supposal for Mediation
Presented by the FA Team on March 28, 2011
Last and Final Offer Presented by Board Team on March 29, 2011
Memo on Last, Best, and Final Offer – Imposition presented by Board Team on March 29, 2011
Our Bargaining Rights, an SIUC Faculty Association Fact Sheet
Reduction in Force, an SIUC Faculty Association Fact Sheet
Presented by the FA Team on March 28, 2011 board rif terms.doc
Presented by the Board Team on March 29, 2011 and Imposed on April 5, 2011

Board RIF Proposal
Revised Board Proposal offered to the FA Team on October 7, 2011

FA RIF Supposal
FA Supposal presented to the Board Team on October 17, 2011

Bargaining Report
FA Report October 29, 2011

Bargaining documents as of 11/2/2011

Temporary Wage Adjustment Options
FA Supposal presented to the Board Team on November 2, 2011

BOT Furlough proposal, 11/1/2011 (the document linked dates to dated to 11/4 but continues very minor wording changes in section 18.01 b (listing “constituency groups” ahead of “Faculty Association”) but is otherwise identical to that of 11/1, which was distributed to the DRC on 11/2/3011.

Salary Raises
FA Supposal presented to the Board Team on November 2, 2011

Defer resolution of Sexual Harrassment and Conflict of Interest proceedures
FA Supposal presented to the Board Team on November 2, 2011

Reduction in force positions as of 11/2

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