GTFF Negotiation Reports

As efforts continue to negotiate a settlement with the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation, the university is keeping lines of communication open and is posting information on the university’s latest offer, the financial hardship fund, frequently asked questions and general updates. Recent stories from Around the O are available here:

December 10

GTFF and university reach agreement, strike ends

Graduate teaching and research fellows to gain a graduate assistance fund and pay increases
December 10

UO and GTFF reach tentative agreement

A joint statement is released on behalf of the Graduate Teaching Fellow Federation and the University of Oregon
December 9

Talks continue into the morning hours, resume today

The university and the GTFF continued talks through the night into the early Tuesday morning hours

December 8

Negotiators make unexpected return to bargaining table

The main sticking point in negotiations continues to be providing the best solution for graduate student with medical or parental needs
December 4

Mediation talks continue Friday

Talks between the university and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation concluded Thursday evening with more negotiations scheduled for Friday
December 2

UO posts details of last offer in negotiations with GTFF

University has agreed to put the financial hardship fund into the collective bargaining agreement to ensure it remains available
December 1

Negotiations fail to reach agreement; GTFF walks out

Despite many concessions by the university, graduate students reject the latest offer and will strike beginning Tuesday, Dec. 2
December 1

Negotiators back at the table Monday

Mediation session Monday is expected to be the final meeting between the two sides before a strike can begin Tuesday
December 1

Myths and truths: The financial impacts of contract negotiations

Information regarding commonly heard misconceptions about the financial impacts of contract negotiations

November 25

UO prepares for strike with info on grading and attendance

Officials discard the suggested use of an X grade and offer other options; will collect data to help with coverage needs and track attendance