University Of Oregon Negotiations Involve Pay, Power

Friday, May 10, 2013

Bargainers working on a new faculty contract at the University of Oregon are debating bread-and-butter issues such as pay and benefits along with questions about who’s in charge at the Eugene school, officials said.

Negotiating sessions have been held every other week since last year, but both sides say progress has been slow on a new deal for the 1,800-member United Academics of the University of Oregon.

About 100 professors, instructors and supporters demonstrated Tuesday outside Knight Library, the Eugene Register-Guard reported.

They chanted, “We are the university,” while rattling metal water bottles containing dried pinto beans.

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