After Six Months of Negotiation, UChicago Reaches Agreement With Non-Tenured Faculty

In a tentative agreement on a new contract, the UChicago administration has agreed to provide better pay and more protections for non-tenure-track faculty after a six-month-long negotiation process with Faculty Forward, the union that represents more than 300 instructors teaching more than 1,500 courses at the University. The new agreement, reached on September 24, promises non-tenure-track faculty, including part-time and full-time lecturers, a 7.5 percent raise within the next three years. It also outlines programs to increase professional development, extend parental leave, and improve retirement and insurance plans. According to Stephen Todd, a spokesperson for Faculty Forward, the union has […]
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