Point Park University and the United Steelworkers Wednesday announced that a tentative agreement for a contract has been reached between the school and its adjunct faculty after nearly 10 months of negotiations.
The contract would afford significant wage hikes and increase job security for more than 300 part-time professors at Point Park if it is ratified, according to both sides.
If approved, the contract would run through Aug. 1, 2019.
Post-Gazette education writer Eleanor Chute updates us on the latest from Point Park University.
More than 11 years after faculty at Point Park University voted to unionize, the university today announced it is dropping its legal challenge over whether they can form a union under the National Labor Relations Act.
After a unionization drive, faculty voted in June 2004 in favor of joining the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh/Communications Workers of America by a ratio of more than 3-to-1.
Education writer Eleanor Chute: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-263-1955.
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As soon as the votes were counted Wednesday, officials at Pittsburgh’s Point Park University wasted no time welcoming and congratulating the new part-time faculty union organized by the United Steelworkers.
No such embrace was offered a decade ago – or since – to full-time faculty who voted to join The Newspaper Guild-CWA’s Pittsburgh local in 2004.
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