To: OSU Faculty

From: Edward Feser, Provost and Executive Vice President

July 2, 2018

Oregon State University colleagues,

You already may be aware that last Thursday the Employment Relations Board of the State of Oregon certified United Academics of Oregon State University (UAOSU) as the exclusive bargaining representative of our faculty.     

This new UAOSU bargaining unit represents all teaching and research faculty with rank, as well as Postdoctoral Scholars and Academic Wage Appointments with primarily teaching or research duties. UAOSU does not represent professional faculty, any teaching or research faculty who supervise other teaching or research faculty, or administrative positions at the level of department head and above.

Given that this will be UAOSU and OSU's first faculty collective bargaining agreement, we anticipate that it will take some time for bargaining to commence and be completed. We are building a website that will provide updates along the way.

The administration is committed to working productively with UAOSU, as well as our other bargaining units, the Faculty Senate, the Associated Students of OSU, other internal and external stakeholder groups, and all of our faculty, staff and students to advance our vision as one of the nation's leading land grant research universities.

Sincerely,

Edward Feser
Provost and Executive Vice President