URI Faculty Set To Ratify First Contract

After two years in collective bargaining negotiations, the University of Rhode Island’s part time faculty staff have unionized and created a tentative contract that is set to be officially ratified next week. The URI Part-Time Faculty United (PTFU)’s Negotiation Committee agreed upon a preliminary set of terms with the Rhode Island Board of Governors-who ratified the group’s first contract on December 6, 2010 chief negotiator for PTFU, Dorothy F. Donnelly, said. "I fully expect the part-time faculty will ratify it," Donnelly said. The agreement will offer faculty a host of new opportunities and rights that they were not granted before […]
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