Contract is Ratified

We did it! After months of members standing up for a fair contract and a better OUS, we have ratified our 2013-2015 contract!

We believe this is the best agreement that we could reach given financial realities of some OUS campuses (click here to view a summary of the ratified agreement). We will continue to bring public and legislative attention to important issues like living wages, adequate funding for student services, and administrative bloat.

Our new contract will go into effect on November 1. As a reminder, the first COLA (1.5%) goes into effect on December 1.
We’re proud of the campaign that won this contract. The student and faulty support we received was overwhelming because they know that a better OUS means fair treatment for all workers. Nearly 500 members have signed the student and faculty thank you note… have you signed yet?

Most importantly, this contract is only possible because thousands of members from Portland to Ashland, from LaGrande to Newport, stood strong and united for fair treatment and a return to economic security. The strength, tenacity and courage that we showed throughout the campaign is nothing less than awe-inspiring.

We’re honored to have served as your 2013-2015 OUS bargaining delegates.
SEIU Local 085