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Oakland University, American Association of University Professors reach tentative agreement

Agreement will extend for 3 three years, provide across-the-board pay increases, merit pay adjustments, benefit restructuring

(COURTESY: Oakland University)

ROCHESTER, Mich. – The professors union at Oakland University says a tentative agreement is on the table.

American Association of University Professors Oakland University Chapter contracts had been extended during negotiations, particularly over pay.

The group has 700 members.

Classes begin Tuesday.

In 2009, professors at the school went on strike for a week starting the day classes were expected to begin before a tentative contract agreement was reached.

Statement from AAUP

August 31, 2012:  After a marathon negotiation session ending at 3:30 a.m., we are pleased to announce that the University and the Oakland Chapter of the AAUP have reached a tentative agreement.  The agreement will extend for the next three years and provide across-the-board pay increases, merit pay adjustments, and benefit restructuring.  Overall, the agreement reflects a fair and equitable package, addressing the interests and needs of both parties.

We congratulate both of the bargaining teams for their hard work and diligence in making this possible in a professional and amicable manner.  We look forward to our continuing to work together in the future.

The next steps involve the formal ratification and approval of the parties. This process should be completed within the next few weeks.