Hard copies of our part-time union contract are now available! Please come pick up your copy this week at one of the following times:
|Monday, February 2
11:00am – 2:00pm
Campus Center 209
|Tuesday, February 3
10:00am – 1:00pm
Campus Center 218
|Wednesday, February 4
3:00pm – 6:00pm
|Thursday, February 5
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Campus Center 209
|Friday, February 6
12:00pm – 3:00pm
In a landmark agreement that caps off a two-year organizing and bargaining effort, part-time faculty at Tufts University signed a three-year contract with University administrators January 15. The new contract — the first of its kind in Massachusetts — makes significant gains around compensation, working conditions and faculty’s role in decision-making.
By Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed | October 28, 2014
Service Employees International Union launched its Adjunct Action campaign less than two years ago, with an ambitious goal: take SEIU’s metro-wide adjunct organizing effort in Washington, D.C. — which took years to establish — national, and fast. Drives were soon happening from Boston to San Francisco, leading to a dozen new unions.
Now Adjunct Action is touting its first successful contract negotiation, and adjuncts at Tufts University outside Boston are saying it could serve a model for the many contract negotiations happening elsewhere.
By Matt Rocheleau, Boston Globe | October 27, 2014
Most part-time professors at Tufts University will get a 22 percent pay raise over the next three years and improved job security under a new contract that could influence negotiations at other schools where adjunct faculty have recently organized or are considering doing so.
The Tufts deal, a three-year agreement ratified Friday, will also keep an existing arrangement that makes professors who teach at least three courses over the course of an academic year eligible for health, retirement, tuition reimbursement, and other employee benefits, according to union officials.
By Nina Goldman, Tufts Daily | October 15, 2014
After eight months of negotiations, representatives of Tufts and its part-time faculty reached a tentative contract agreement this Friday. The terms of the three-year contract will not be made public until all part-time lecturers vote to ratify the contract later this month, according to Director of Public Relations Kim Thurler.
The part-time lecturers, represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), unionized last September and entered negotiations with the university in February. The university had already agreed to many of their requests prior to Friday’s bargaining session, according to bargaining committee member Andrew Klatt, who has taught for 18 years in the Department of Romance Languages.