YUFA is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached* and the YUFA Executive has unanimously voted to send it for ratification by members. Exceptionally long bargaining sessions with a mediator, combined with the members’ strong support for the strike mandate vote, resulted in our Bargaining Team’s success in reaching a tentative agreement. The union won important gains in the last hours of bargaining.
This is a turning point for YUFA upon which the Association will continue to build. With strong member mobilization and support as well as extensive consultation with equity caucuses and the units, our Bargaining Team was able to negotiate significant increases to health benefits, research and teaching funds, retiree benefits, and BIPOC hires. Importantly, we also succeeded in saving the Dispute Resolution Committee and preventing further encroachments on unit rights.
Congratulations to our Bargaining Team and our members for this achievement. A General Membership Meeting will be held on Monday March 21 at 2:30 pm so that members can discuss the proposed agreement and vote on its ratification. Voting will commence at the end of this meeting and continue until 4:30 pm on Wednesday, March 23.
Strike Action 101 scheduled for today, March 18, is cancelled.
SGMM: Tentative Agreement
Time: Mar 21, 2022 02:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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*The Tentative Agreement makes references in Schedule A, paragraph 17, to February 1, 2022 proposal re: the Criteria and Procedures for Promotion and Continuing Appointments for Professional Librarians and Archivists (CPPCAPLA). The revised CPPCAPLA document can be found here.