To: Oregon State University Community Members
From: Edward Feser, Provost and Executive Vice President
and Michael J. Green, Vice President, Finance and Administration
September 28, 2019
Oregon State University community members,
We are pleased to inform you that an agreement has been reached on a two-year labor contract between Oregon’s seven public universities and SEIU, the union that represents classified employees. This agreement averts the possibility of a strike by classified workers that may have occurred early Monday morning.
Members of the bargaining teams representing the universities and SEIU reached the agreement early Saturday morning after bargaining throughout the day and night on Friday. SEIU members will vote to ratify the contract settlement in October, with implementation of the agreement’s terms in November. We thank all members of the bargaining teams for their exhaustive efforts since January.
We reiterate our respect for our classified colleagues and our appreciation of the many contributions they provide our students, the university and its mission.
The tentative agreement provides for:
We look forward to our continued collaboration with our classified colleagues, as well as with all university employees, students and stakeholders. It is this collaboration that makes Oregon State University the outstanding university that it is – and a very special place to learn, work, teach, conduct research, and engage in outreach to communities in Oregon and beyond.
Provost and Executive Vice President
Michael J. Green
Vice President, Finance and Administration