Bargaining News

Session 28: Ironing Out AP Issues

February 05, 2016

We had a number of outstanding AP issues (workload, scheduling, weather closures and terms of employment) left to discuss, but we had already generated possible solutions to many of these issues in previous sessions. We started the day off by looking at the options that were currently on the table. After we went over these options, we went into a caucus to consider them. read more >

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Guest Speaker’s Howard Bunsis’ presentation: “The Financial Situation of Portland State University”

February 04, 2016

Howard Bunsis, Chair of the National AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress, will present his analysis and conclusions of the PSU audited financial statements. read more >


Introducing the Portland State University Graduate Employees Union!

February 02, 2016

On Monday, February 1st, members delivered a letter to PSU President Wim Wiewel introducing themselves and asking him to pledge to not interfere in any way in the formation of their union. They've already spoken to hundreds of grad employees on campus, and it’s clear that organizing a union is the right way forward. read more >


Why Where We Put Schools Matters

February 04, 2016

The physical location of colleges has largely been ignored in the accessibility debate, but new findings suggest it is critical. read more >