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Faculty and classified staff unions begin negotiations with Oregon administration

The unions are hopeful about their negotiations after the university settled a strike with the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation just after the end of finals week.

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Update on UO Board of Trustees December meeting

Day one The full meeting of the University of Oregon Board of Trustees kicked off Thursday morning. The meeting started off with high attendance, a similar crowd to Wednesday’s emergency senate meeting, and the audience was mostly made up of Graduate Teaching Fellows and university senate members. Several audience members …

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GTFF and UO settle contract, strike ends

The University of Oregon and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation have reached a tentative agreement after eight days of striking in regard to higher wages and paid leave. The agreement includes 5 percent raises to the minimum wages retroactive for this year and 5 percent raises for next year as …

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GTFF strike affects undergrads as finals week begins

Freshman Mack Veltman has been working on a paper for his journalism class for a month. However, when Veltman turned the essay in on Wednesday, Dec. 3 after the GTFF strike had begun, his J201 professor announced that the essays would only be graded if the strike ended. For many …

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GTFs will continue to strike into finals week after another unsuccessful mediation

After continuing mediation today, the University of Oregon administration and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation have failed to reach an agreement. GTFs have been picketing since the strike began on Tuesday and they will continue to strike into finals week, which begins on Monday, Dec. 8. The GTFF has been striking since Tuesday …

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Garbage drivers won't pick up UO's trash if GTFF strike continues

The GTFF strike could result in a quite stinky campus. If an agreement isn’t reached between the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation and the university, University of Oregon’s garbage will not be collected. The Teamsters Local #206 union, which includes Sanipac drivers, issued a 72-hour notice that it will not cross the picket lines. “The union …

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The GTFF strike continues, mediation will resume Friday

After three days of striking the latest mediation session between the GTFF and the University of Oregon administration did not yield an agreement. The GTFF will continue its strike until an agreement is reached, mediation will continue again Friday at 11 a.m. The GTFF strike officially began Tuesday, Dec. 2 after a …

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GTFs and UO get back to negotiation as strike continues

The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation returned to mediation with the University of Oregon administration at 8 a.m. this morning after two days on strike. The GTFF began bargaining with the UO nearly a year ago over higher wages and paid leave. The GTFF, which is the GTFs’ labor union, and administration …

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Day 1 of the GTFF strike ends, mediation will resume on Thursday

As social media flooded with posts from students about cancelled classes and discussion sections, the GTFs’ first day of striking is over. Today several members of the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation arrived on campus to protest their case. Picketing was especially popular, as the GTFs gathered in front of various …

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Supporters rally behind GTFs amid strike announcement, say UO admin negotiations were "unnecessary and disrespectful"

As rain poured down and temperatures dropped in Eugene on Monday night, proponents of the the GTFF gathered to support their decision to strike. The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation held a rally outside Johnson Hall after its mediation session with the University of Oregon administration ended last night. The rally began with …

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GTFs will begin to strike on Tuesday

Your GTF may not be in class tomorrow. The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation announced a strike after a final mediation session with the administration early Monday evening. The GTFF decided to strike in October. A mandatory 30-day cooling-off period meant the union couldn’t legally stop working until after a handful of mediation sessions. The strike …

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Last chance: strike or settle?

The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation and University of Oregon administration have been at a standstill in contract negotiations for more than six months. Monday is the last day the parties can come to an agreement, otherwise GTFs will strike for the first time in the university’s history. Here’s what you need to …

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As GTFF pickets, UO students react

“No justice?” “No peace!” These chants were heard all along 13th Avenue as the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation gathered outside of Willamette Hall on Nov. 19. As passing students were diverted into the street, GTFs marched in the cold air – all in the name of a fair contract. On Monday, Nov. …

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University Senate rejects adminstration’s plans for GTFF strike

University of Oregon Senate voted yes on a resolution to oppose UO administration’s plan for finals in the event of a strike by graduate teaching fellows on Nov. 19. The resolution is titled “Opposition to Efforts by Academic Affairs to Dilute and Degrade Academic Standards in the Event of a Graduate …

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University Senate rejects adminstration's plans for GTFF strike

University of Oregon Senate voted yes on a resolution to oppose UO administration’s plan for finals in the event of a strike by graduate teaching fellows on Nov. 19. The resolution is titled “Opposition to Efforts by Academic Affairs to Dilute and Degrade Academic Standards in the Event of a Graduate …

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Will your GTF strike on finals week? Here’s what you need to know

This week will decide whether or not the first graduate student strike in the history of Oregon will take place at the University of Oregon. It will also decide whether Graduate Teaching Fellows grade your essays, tests and final projects during finals week, or whether they’ll be picketing instead. But …

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