2021 CBA Negotiations

Negotiations between United Academics and the University of Alaska began on August 30, 2021 and are ongoing. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, bargaining sessions are occurring on Zoom, and audience members are welcome to watch.

Upcoming Zoom bargaining sessions (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.):

January 24-25, February 7-8, and February 21-22.


Both parties agreed to a set of ground rules, which are guiding this process. In addition, United Academics’ negotiation team is guided by the Commitment to Excellence, endorsed by the Representative Assembly in spring 2021 and again in October 2021.

At the start of negotiations, the University’s team requested information from United Academics, which really had no bearing on topics up for negotiations. Where their request did relate to negotiations, they questioned how we came up with numbers in our opening presentation that we’d found through data they provided to us. Click the links to read their request for information and our response.


All UNAC draft articles presented to-date are linked below the slideshows. The following slideshows were presented during various bargaining sessions and UNAC meetings, and help illustrate what’s driving our proposals.

12/7/2021 General Membership Meeting Presentation

This presentation was delivered by negotiation team member, Jill Dumesnil, during our December 2021 General Membership Meeting. While you’ll miss out on Jill’s excellent accompanying remarks, we encourage everyone to review the slides to help stay up to date on negotiations and United Academics’ priorities for the next CBA.

Our Midterm Presentation

Our Article 15 (Salary) Presentation

Our Opening Presentation

Our first bargaining sessions took place on Monday, August 30 and Tuesday, August 31. We began with a short presentation that gave an overview of United Academics, its history, and its current bargaining team and platform. You can view the presentation below.

United Academics’ Proposed Articles

While the UA team has chosen to keep their proposed drafts confidential at this time, United Academics will post our proposed drafts of articles below. We will update this page as we introduce new draft articles for negotiation, putting the most recently introduced articles at the top of the list. We hope you will read through our proposals below and stay up-to-date with our progress. We welcome your feedback: tony.rickard@unac4996ak.com and/or membership@unac4996ak.com

Counter Proposal on Tuesday, January 18:

Article 11: Disciplinary Action

Counter Package Proposal 2 on Tuesday, December 7:

Counter Package Proposal 2 Article 4: Membership and Voluntary Dues Deductions

Counter Package Proposal 2 Article 5: United Academics Representatives and Privileges, Release Time

Counter Package Proposal 2 Article 7: Resolution of Disputes

Counter Package Proposal on Tuesday, November 30:

Counter Package Proposal Article 4: Membership and Voluntary Dues Deductions

Counter Package Proposal Article 5: United Academics Representatives and Privileges, Release Time

Counter Package Proposal Article 7: Resolution of Disputes

Proposed Articles and Counter Articles on Monday, November 29:

Counter Proposal Article 6: Academic Freedom and Responsibility

Article 11: Disciplinary Action

Proposed Counter Articles on Tuesday, November 16:

Counter Proposal Article 3: Recognition

Counter Proposal Article 7: Resolution of Disputes

Counter Proposal Article 9: Faculty Status, Appointment, Evaluation, Promotion, Tenure, and Termination

Proposed Counter Articles on Monday, November 15:

Counter Proposal Article 5: United Academics Representatives and Privileges, Release Time

Proposed Counter Articles on Tuesday, November 9:

Counter Proposal Article 3: Recognition

Counter Proposal Article 4: Membership and Voluntary Dues Deduction

Counter Proposal Article 12: Personnel Files

Proposed Counter Articles on Tuesday, November 2:

Counter Proposal Article 5: United Academics Representatives and Privileges, Release Time

Proposed Counter Articles on Monday, November 1:

Counter Proposal Article 4: Membership and Voluntary Dues Deduction

Counter Proposal Article 7: Resolution of Disputes

Counter Proposal Article 13: Workload

Proposed Counter Articles on Tuesday, October 26:

Counter Proposal Article 4: Membership and Voluntary Dues Deduction

Counter Proposal Article 5: United Academics Representatives and Privileges, Release Time

Counter Proposal Article 17: Working Conditions

Proposed Counter Articles on Monday, October 25:

Counter Proposal Article 2: Purpose

Counter Proposal Article 3: Recognition

Proposed Articles and Counter Articles on Tuesday, October 19:

Article 16: Personnel Benefits

Counter-Proposal Article 6: Academic Freedom and Responsibility

Counter-Proposal Article 7: Resolution of Disputes

Counter-Proposal Article 12: Personnel Files

Proposed Article on Monday, October 18:

Article 15: Compensation

Proposed Counter Articles on Monday, October 4:

Counter-Proposal Article 1: Agreement and Duration

Counter-Proposal Article 6: Academic Freedom and Responsibility

Counter Proposal Article 12: Personnel Files

Proposed Articles and Counter Articles on Tuesday, October 5:

Counter-Proposal Article 2: Purpose

Counter Proposal Article 4: Membership and Voluntary Dues Deduction

Counter-Proposal Article 5: United Academics Representatives and Privileges, Release Time

Article Proposal Article 9: Faculty Status: Appointment, Evaluation, Promotion, Tenure, and Termination

Proposed Articles Presented on Tuesday, September 21:

Counter-Proposal Article 20: Meet and Confer

Proposed Articles Presented on Monday, September 20:

Article 17: Working Conditions

Counter-Proposal Article 2: Purpose

Proposed Articles Presented on Tuesday, September 14:

Counter-Proposal Article 1: Agreement and Duration

Article 13: Workload

Proposed Articles Presented on Monday, September 13:

Article 3: Recognition

Article 7: Resolution of Disputes

Article 12: Personnel Files

Proposed Articles Presented on Tuesday, August 31:

Article 4: Membership and Voluntary Dues Deduction

Article 8: Construction of the Agreement

Article 14: Intellectual Property

Article 18: Management Rights

Proposed Articles Presented on Monday, August 30:

Article 1: Agreement and Duration

Article 2: Purpose

Article 5: United Academics Representatives and Privileges, Release Time

Article 6: Academic Freedom and Responsibility

Article 19: No Strike/No Lockout

Article 20: Meet and Confer

Draft Article 21: Severability

Draft Article 22: Totality of Agreement

Tentative Agreements

Article 4: Membership and Voluntary Dues Deductions

Article 5: United Academics Representatives and Privileges, Release Time

Article 7: Resolution of Disputes

Article 8: Construction of the Agreement

Article 12: Personnel Files

Article 14: Intellectual Property

Article 18: Management Rights

Article 19: No Strike/No Lockout

Article 20: Meet and Confer

Article 21: Severability

Article 22: Totality of Agreement

Last updated January 20, 2022

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