Strike Settled, Oakland U. Professors Return to the Classroom - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Strike Settled, Oakland U. Professors Return to the Classroom
By Audrey Williams June
Professors at Oakland University are back in front of their classrooms.......
A written statement issued by the Oakland University chapter of the American Association of University Professors said the new contract resolved sticking points in negotiations that began in May. The union said the contract, which faces a ratification vote before it becomes official, preserves faculty governance at the 18,000-student institution, limits the use of full-time professors who aren't on the tenure track, protects faculty members' intellectual property, and includes a choice of the current health-care plan or an alternative backed by the university.
'We believe that the university was not bargaining in good faith, and we appreciate the work of the judge to bring this to closure,' said Lizabeth Barclay, grievance officer and spokeswoman for the 600-member union.
A lesson to the UW?