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TAUP/TU Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement 2014-2018

 

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February 25, 2015

 

Can We Get Tuition Benefits for Dependent Children to Attend Other Colleges & Universities?

Are you interested in working with TAUP and the Faculty Senate to develop a proposal for expanding tuition benefits for dependents to attend other higher ed institutions? Here is your chance to get involved and help to shape a possible initiative.  If you are interested, please contact TAUP (taupaft@aol.com - 1-7641; or ahochner@gmail.com - 215-704-6990) or the Faculty Senate office (senate@temple.edu - 1-8698).

Last year, TAUP’s negotiating team and Temple administrators agreed to the following language in the new 2014-2018 collective bargaining agreement:

Tuition Benefits at Other College/Universities: The University understands that TAUP and the Faculty Senate may work to formulate proposals for tuition benefits for children of bargaining unit members who attend other colleges and universities.  The University shall review, consider, and respond to any proposals in a timely fashion.

This invites TAUP and the Senate to put together a group of interested individuals to research the mechanisms and financing of tuition exchanges at other universities and to write up an informed proposal for the administration to consider.

Not everyone has children of college age, but this is something we know many faculty, librarians and academic professionals would like to see.

February 20, 2015

Support Adjunct Self-Determination

Join Us Monday, Feb. 23 @ 11:00 AM    

Temple administration is blocking a union election by adjunct faculty members, despite overwhelming support from adjuncts. Please join with us to show Temple University that adjuncts and their supporters won't be invisible.

All faculty (adjunct, nontenured, and tenured) and students are invited to stand together for National Adjunct Action Week on Monday, February 23, 2015.  Join us at the corner of Broad St. and Cecil B. Moore Ave. (by the subway station) at 11:00 AM for a vigil and march in support of a collective bargaining election for adjunct faculty.  RSVP here.

Make Our Voices Heard!  Let Adjuncts Vote!

Provost Dai has said that adjunct faculty do not need a union.  But a vast majority of the adjunct faculty disagrees.  Let’s ​work together to improve everyone’s quality of life and Temple’s quality of education. 

February 16, 2015

Adjunct Update: Unfortunate News

Recently we wrote about the organizing on campus; a majority (which is growing daily) of adjunct faculty petitioned the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB) to hold a vote on joining TAUP.  On February 10, the PLRB facilitated a conversation between TAUP and Temple administration to agree to the terms of fair election for adjunct faculty.

Sadly, instead of agreeing to an election, Temple administration raised technical and legal objections.  Because of this, the PLRB will hold a hearing in Harrisburg, PA, starting on March 19, 2015, to litigate our differences. Any issues Temple administration has concerning adjuncts' desire to have a union can be settled with an election.  Provost Dai has made his feelings clear, saying that adjunct faculty do not need a union.

But a vast majority of the adjunct faculty disagrees.

Temple administration prefers to keep the 1,200 adjunct faculty at Temple without a voice.  Will you join us and show Temple University that adjuncts and their supporters won’t be invisible.

In the upcoming weeks, as this matter hangs over the adjunct faculty who teach at Temple, we are calling on Temple University and its administration to follow the law about intimidation and retaliation (for more information about rights under labor law click here) and keep Temple a comfortable place for faculty to teach and work. And, most important: let adjuncts vote!

All faculty (adjunct, nontenured, and tenured) and students will be standing together for National Adjunct Action Week on February 23, 2015. Join us at the corner of Broad St. and Cecil B. Moore Ave. (by the subway station) at 11:00 AM for a vigil and march in support of a collective bargaining election for adjunct faculty.  RSVP here.

Make Our Voices Heard!

We look forward to joining with adjuncts here at Temple to improve everyone’s quality of life and Temple’s quality of education. 

See you on February 23!

February 9, 2015

Childcare on Temple’s Campus
Can You Help to Make It Happen?

Are you interested in working with TAUP and the Faculty Senate to develop a proposal for childcare on campus?  Here is your chance to get involved and help to shape a possible initiative on better work-life balance.  If you are interested, please contact TAUP (taupaft@aol.com - 1-7641; or ahochner@gmail.com - 215-704-6990) or the Faculty Senate office (senate@temple.edu - 1-8698).

Last year, TAUP’s negotiating team  and Temple administrators set up a childcare subcommittee with 6 TAUP faculty and 3 administrators to explore the issues.  Because the issues are complex and any new arrangements or resources would affect the entire university community, not just TAUP bargaining unit members, it wasn’t possible to explore all facets.  Still, we were able to agree to the following language in the new 2014-2018 collective bargaining agreement:

Side Letter - Childcare
The University understands that TAUP and the Faculty Senate may work to formulate proposals for childcare resources at the University. The University shall review, consider and respond to any proposals in a timely fashion.

This is a clear invitation to TAUP and the Senate to put together a group of interested individuals to research practices at other universities, understand the financial, practical, and logistical dimensions, and to write up an informed set of proposals and alternative for the administration to consider.

While everyone does not need daycare or access to resources about childcare, it is something that many of us think is needed at Temple.  In 2012, when TAUP’s issues survey asked about childcare in depth, there was a great deal support from the 450 respondents:

Yes

No

Don't Know

  1. Should Temple have a day care center on or near campus for use by Temple faculty, staff and students?

67.6%

9.6%

22.7%

  1. Should such a day care center include care for infants?

55.3%

13.6%

30.2%

  1. Should such a day care center be open from very early morning into the evening (i.e., to accommodate early and late class schedules)?

58.4%

13.8%

26.4%

  1. Should Temple provide a partial subsidy of the cost of care as an employee benefit?

49.3%

23.6%

26.0%

  1. If there were no Temple subsidy of the cost, would the proximity of care to campus make it attractive to faculty, staff and students?

58.7%

5.1%

35.1%

  1. Would a day care center be useful in recruiting faculty and staff to Temple?

63.8%

6.7%

28.0%

The Senate and TAUP need your help.  If you have knowledge of practices at other universities, have a personal need, or just want to help your colleagues, please contact us right away, so we can get the ball rolling.

Thanks.

Click here for: TAUP/TU Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement 2014-2018

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