Negotiations Resumed on May 23rd
A summary of the contract proposals submitted to the State and UH Administration.
At its April 2008 meeting, the UHPA Board of Directors authorized the submission of proposed changes to the collective bargaining agreement which expires June 30, 2009. The State will be represented by its Chief Negotiator, Marie Laderta, and the UH spokesperson will be Sam Callejo, UH System VP for Administration. The UHPA Directors appointed Executive Director J. N. Musto as the union's Chief Negotiator.
The proposal is lengthy and wide-ranging; reflecting the knowledge and experience captured during a remarkable six year period. It seeks to address areas where the contract was less effective; resolve new issues that have arisen; and identify a different way to approach salary.
There have been hours spent by the Collective Bargaining Committee evaluating the current agreement, soliciting suggestions for change from the membership, and determining the best course of action to meet the needs of the bargaining unit.
In light of the economic, political, and academic climate a decision was made to seek a two-year contract.2008 Summary of Contract Proposals