Statements regarding the negotiations

Dell’Omo

“Both sides have reached a tentative agreement that is subject to the ratification of the union members and the University Board of Trustees. Both groups are expected to hold votes later this week. As such, we cannot comment on the specifics of the agreement at this time.  The talks were collegial in nature and we believe that the agreement, if ratified, would result in necessary financial changes while also setting the stage for the University to move forward as a community to work jointly on important longer term goals.”

AAUP

“In accord with the will and directive of the unit, the Executive Committee entered into negotiations with the administration in order to get them to rescind the layoffs and the program eliminations. [Specifics] will be presented to the membership for an up or down vote on Thursday. It is, in the judgment of the Executive Committee, the best deal we can achieve through negotiations with this administration. This deal preserves all of the bargaining unit jobs that were threatened by the layoffs and rescinds program eliminations and departmental consolidations during the life of the current Agreement. However, we wish to make it clear that this deal also includes elements that weaken some of the significant protections that the current Agreement affords to the bargaining unit. We urge all of you to carefully consider the positive and negative elements of this proposal and to make a decision on whether or not you believe it is better for the unit to accept this proposal or to go to arbitration. The vote on that question will take place by written ballot at our chapter meeting this Thursday, November 12 at 11:30 in the Cavalla room. The meeting will be live streamed to the Princeton Campus (location to be determined) and ballots will be provided for voting at that location as well. The Executive Committee will take questions and comments from 11:30 to 12:30 and we will move to vote at 12:30.”

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