AAUP Informational Picket & Rally on 2/27
Please join the American Association of University Professors Thursday, February 27 from 11:00-1:00 on the Park Blocks in front of Smith. The faculty union will be holding an informational picket and rally. Please purple up and support our faculty as they supported us during our contract fight!
See the video below for more information and to see why students are walking out in support tomorrow:
Local 89 Elections
Our Local 89 election process is underway!
- Ballots will be mailed to members by the first week of March
- Ballots must be received by 5:00 PM on the day of the March Local Meeting
- Ballots will be counted the day after the March Local Meeting
- Results will be announced within 72 hours of the final count
The Election Committee members are:
If you have any questions, please contact one of the Committee Members or our SEIU Organizer, Joe Cartino firstname.lastname@example.org
Some Facts About Step Increases in 2013–2015
- We have won two full step increases in our new SEIU-OUS 2013-2015 tentative agreement.
- Everyone who is eligible for step increases will see their wage rate climb by two full steps during the term of the new contract.
- When we receive these steps depends on whether we secure $1.15 million for the four regional universities from the Oregon Legislature during its February 2014 session.
1) IF THE LEGISLATURE APPROVES OUR $1.15 MILLION
- If your next Salary Eligibility Date (SED) occurs after the February legislative session, you will get your step increase on your SED both years of the contract.
- If your next Salary Eligibility Date (SED) occurs between November and the end of the February legislative session, you will be paid retroactively beginning in March or April for the months you should have received your step increase. Going forward, the step increase will be added to your pay and you will receive your second step on time on your SED.
- If your Salary Eligibility Date (SED) occurred between July and October and you received your step increase, you will keep the money you have already been paid. However, the step increase will be removed from your pay beginning in November through the end of the February legislative session. Beginning in March or April, you will be paid your step retroactively through November. Going forward, the step increase will be added back to your pay and you will receive your second step on time on your SED.
2) IF THE LEGISLATURE DOES NOT APPROVE OUR $1.15 MILLION
- If your next Salary Eligibility Date (SED) occurs between November 2013 and June 2014, you will get your step increases on June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
- If your Salary Eligibility Date (SED) occurred between July and October and you received your step increase, you will keep the money you have already been paid. However, the step increase will be removed from your pay beginning in November. You will also not have your step reinstated on June 30, 2014. It will be delayed by the number of months you received it between July and October. You will receive your second step increase on June 30,2015.
3) IF THE LEGISLATURE APPROVES SOME OF OUR $1.15 MILLION
- You will receive your step increase as described in #1 above, but it won’t occur on or be retroactive to your SED. It will be delayed based on how much less than the full funding is approved by the Legislature.
Executive Payroll Soars at PSU Despite Ongoing Budget Cuts
Dramatic differences in the growth of salaries over the past decade, between the 51-person PSU executive admin team and faculty groups, is clear in publicly available data analyzed by Florida International University (FIU)’s Center for Labor Research and Studies.
The study, commissioned by the PSU-AAUP, investigates PSU’s spending priorities from 2002 to 2012, by analyzing the salary data reported for the campus by PSU’s Human Resources Dept.
After adjusting for inflation
* the Provost’s salary shot up by 46%
* Vice Provosts' average salaries lept by 43%.
* Vice Presidents' average salaries rose by 29%
* Associate Vice Presidents' average salaries grew by 19%, and
* Assistant Vice Presidents’ average salaries increase by 23%.
Meanwhile the number of Executive Administrators at the level of Asst. Dean and above grew by 65% over the past decade, from 31 to 51.
Over the same period, the already high student/full-time faculty ratio worsened and faculty salaries barely kept up with inflation, despite badly lagging comparators, as reported in the most recent OUS Factbook.
Both the Executive Summary and the full study is available at the PSU-AAUP’s webpage: http://www.psuaaup.net/blog/entry/executive-payroll-soars-at-psu-despite-ongoing-budget-cuts
Keep Oregon Working
Billionaires and big corporate interests are pushing Bill Sizemore's ideas to the 2014 ballot to further threaten working people and middle-class families. Visit http://www.keeporegonworking.org/ to learn more about how you can help push back! Also like the Keep Oregon Working Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/keeporegonworking.