News Release 08-109-D
Faculty, staff collective bargaining agreements ratified by UCC Board
News Release 08-109-D For more information:
Release date: 04/16/09 Bentley Gilbert
For immediate release (541) 440-7747
Winchester -- The collective bargaining agreements between Umpqua Community College and each of its unions were ratified by the UCC Board of Trustees at its regular meeting on Tuesday night, April 15, 2009.
The two pacts had already been ratified by a vote of the members of each union.
The negotiations started in March of 2008. Each of the contracts is for a three-year term.
Neither contract contains a salary schedule increase. However, if State Community College Support is more for 2010-11 than for 2009-10, the percentage increase will be paid to faculty and classified members as an increase on the salary schedule up to 2 percent. This year, the faculty tentative agreement contains a $1,000 one-time payment to each faculty member covered by the agreement to be paid within a month of ratification. The classified agreement contains a $500 one-time payment for full-time employees and a $250 one-time payment for part-time employees at the first payroll following ratification of the agreement.
With respect to health insurance, the College’s current $953.62 per month contribution will continue. That rate will go up to $973.62 for members of each bargaining unit after October 1, 2010. The classified agreement calls for an additional $20 monthly insurance payment for any full-time members whose annual salary is $26,000 or less. Beginning October 1, 2010, the College will contribute an additional $20 for any employees whose annual pay is $28,000 or less. Also in the classified agreement, part-time bargaining unit members will receive eight hours of vacation to be taken at the rate of four hours or more at a time.
The faculty contract retains the annual step increase; classified get a step every three years.
For more information, contact June Davies, UCC community relations specialist, at 541.440.4628