The Tufts Full-Time Lecturers Union Bargaining Committee is pleased to report that on Friday, May 13 we reached agreement on the framework of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with Tufts’ administration. This event was the culmination of months of work by members of the Bargaining Committee, SEIU 509 representatives, and prior to that, the organizers of the Union election. You all have played a role by giving voice to your needs and concerns as a Lecturer at Tufts on issues that are important to us and to life on campus. Thank you for your time and effort!
Meetings originally scheduled for May 18th/19th have been canceled, and a new meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 31 (time & location TBA). On that day (5/31) we will review the final language of the CBA and begin voting to ratify it in the afternoon. Wednesday June 1st (time & location TBA) will be reserved for voting on campus as well. Please mark your calendar accordingly and we’ll update you by email with details. Online voting will be made available after those dates. The complete agreement will be posted online by 6/1, and will also be available in hard copy at the voting site.
In addition to the good news above, we wanted to describe in brief the major terms of the CBA while we wait for the legal language of the agreement to be drafted (please read on below). This is a three-year agreement that would begin September 1, 2016.
Salary (all lecturers — about 100 of us)
Year 1 (AY 2016/17)
Year 2 (AY 2017/18)
Year 3 (AY 2018/19)
Salary (current Senior Lecturers)
Contract Sequence & Length:
Professional Development Funds
Paid Professional Development Leave
Grievance & Arbitration
If you have questions regarding the draft CBA, please contact one of the members of the bargaining committee below. We look forward to seeing you again and reconnecting as this part of the process comes to fruition!
For the Bargaining Committee,
Michelle Gaudette, David Proctor, Penn Loh and Jacob Benner