Build for the Future: CBA Negotiations

UPDATE: The ratification vote for the recently TA’d CBA will remain open to members in good standing until Friday, December 2, 2022. The TA’d CBA is available for review below, along with a list of changes from the previous CBA.

2022-2024 TA’d Collective Bargaining Agreement

Summary of Changes to New TA’d CBA


Negotiations between United Academics and the University of Alaska began on August 30, 2021.

Both parties agreed to a set of ground rules, which guided 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.


In late April, 2022, the two parties mutually agreed to mediation with the FMCS. Much of our mediation material was presented as ‘supposals’ and is therefore confidential. Mediation materials presented as proposals are linked below. Our negotiations proposals, presentations, and other relevant material is linked further down this page for historical reference.

UNAC Mediation Proposal – Monday, October 10, 2022

Package proposal Articles 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17: Academic Freedom and Responsibility, Faculty Status, Disciplinary Action, Workload, Compensation, Personnel Benefits, Working Conditions

*this was the last package proposed during our session on October 10

Management Mediation Proposals – Monday, October 10, 2022

Article 6: Academic Freedom and Responsibility

Package proposal Articles 15 and 16: Compensation and Personnel Benefits

Package proposal Articles 9, 11, 13, 17: Faculty Status, Disciplinary Action, Workload, Working Conditions

UNAC Mediation Proposals – Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Package proposal Articles 6, 9, 13: Academic Freedom and Responsibilities, Faculty Status, and Workloads

Package proposal Articles 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17: Academic Freedom and Responsibilities, Faculty Status, Disciplinary Action, Workload, Compensation, and Personnel Benefits, Working Conditions

Management Mediation Proposals – Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Package proposal Articles 15 and 16: Compensation and Personnel Benefits

Package proposal Articles 6, 9, 11, 13, 17: Academic Freedom and Responsibilities, Faculty Status, Disciplinary Action, Workload, Working Conditions

UNAC Mediation Proposals – Monday, September 19, 2022

Package proposal Articles 15 and 16: Compensation and Personnel Benefits

Package proposal Articles 11 and 17: Disciplinary Action and Working Conditions

Un-packaged UNAC Mediation Proposals – Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Article 6 proposal

Article 9 proposal

Article 10 proposal

Article 11 proposal

Article 13 proposal

Article 15 proposal

Article 16 proposal

Article 17 proposal

UNAC Mediation Proposal – Thursday, July 28, 2022

UNAC mediation package proposal

UNAC’s Contract Negotiations Campaign Platform

Following are United Academics’ campaign platform and guiding principles for our current CBA negotiations. In the document below our platform, we’ve included an email President Pitney sent to the entire UA Community, in which she focused only on monetary gains and exaggerated UNAC’s proposals. While we know compensation gains are critically important to maintaining a competitive university system, we believe that non-monetary improvements to the CBA are also important and should be bargained fairly. We also believe in compromise.

April 11, 2022 Presentation: Inflation vs. Salary Increase Proposals

President Pitney’s Misleading email to the Entire UA Community

UNAC’s Response to President Pitney’s email

Here’s How the Management Team Arrived at 200+ Changes Suggested by UNAC

Summary of UNAC’s Compensation Proposals in Article 15

3/14/22 UNAC Revenue Memo

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.

UA Management Team’s Proposals

(permission to post beginning 4/4/22)

Monday, April 25:

LAST BEST OFFER – Package 10: Article 6: Academic Freedom and Responsibility; Article 9: Faculty Status-Appointment, Evaluation, Promotion, Tenure, and Termination; Article 10: Reduction in Force Due to Discontinuance or Reduction of Program; Article 11: Disciplinary Action; Article 13: Workload; Article 15: Compensation; Article 16: Personnel Benefits; Article 17: Working Conditions

Administration’s Package Proposal on Tuesday, April 12 and Monday, April 18:

Package 9: Article 6: Academic Freedom and Responsibility; Article 9: Faculty Status: Appointment, Evaluation, Promotion, Tenure, and Termination; Article 10: Reduction in Force Due to Discontinuance or Reduction of Program; Article 11: Disciplinary Action; Article 13: Workload; Article 15: Compensation; Article 16: Personnel Benefits; Article 17: Working Conditions

Administration’s Package Proposal on Monday, April 4:

Package 8: Article: 1: Agreement and Duration; 2: Purpose; 3: Recognition; 6: Academic Freedom and Responsibility; 9: Faculty Status-Appointment, Evaluation, Promotion, Tenure, and Termination; 10: Reduction in Force Due to Discontinuance or Reduction in Force; 11: Disciplinary Action; 13: Workload; 15: Compensation; 16: Personnel Benefits; 17: Working Conditions

United Academics’ Proposed Articles

United Academics posts 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 Proposals on Tuesday, April 26:

Counter Proposal Article 6: Academic Freedom and Responsibility

Counter Proposal Article 10: Reduction in Force Due to Discontinuance or Reduction of Program

Counter Proposal Article 11: Disciplinary Action

Counter Proposal Article 17: Working Conditions

Counter Proposals on Tuesday, April 19:

Counter Proposal Article 6: Academic Freedom and Responsibility

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

Counter Proposal Article 10: Reduction in Force Due to Discontinuance or Reduction of Program

Counter Proposal Article 11: Disciplinary Action

Counter Proposal Article 13: Workload

Counter Proposal Article 15: Compensation

Counter Proposal Article 16: Personnel Benefits

Counter Proposal Article 17: Working Conditions

Counter Proposals on Monday, April 11:

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

Counter Proposal Article 13: Workload

Counter Proposal Article 16: Personnel Benefits

Counter Proposals on Tuesday, April 5:

Counter Proposal Article 1: Agreement and Duration

Counter Proposal Article 2: Purpose

Counter Proposal Article 3: Recognition

Counter Proposal Article 6: Academic Freedom and Responsibility

Counter Proposal Article 10: Reduction in Force Due to Discontinuance or Reduction of Program

Counter Proposal Article 11: Disciplinary Action

Counter Proposal Article 15: Compensation

Counter Proposal Article 17: Working Conditions

Counter Package Proposal on Monday, March 14:

Articles 1: Agreement and Duration; 2: Purpose; 3: Recognition; 6: Academic Freedom and Responsibility; 9: Faculty Status: Appointment, Evaluation, Promotion, Tenure, and Termination; 10: Reduction in Force Due to Discontinuance or Reduction in Program; 11: Disciplinary Action; 13: Workload; 15: Compensation; 16: Personnel Benefits; and 17: Working Conditions

Counter Package Proposal on Monday, February 21:

Articles 1: Agreement and Duration, 2: Purpose, 3: Recognition, 6: Academic Freedom and Responsibility, and 10: Reduction in Force Due to Discontinuance or Reduction of Program

Proposal and Counter Proposal on Tuesday, January 25:

Article 10: Changes in Force Due to Discontinuance or Reduction of Program or Financial Exigency

Counter Proposal Article 1: Agreement and Duration

Counter Proposal on Monday, January 24:

Counter Proposal Article 2: Purpose

Counter Proposal on Tuesday, January 18:

Counter Proposal 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

Article 21: Severability

Article 22: Totality of Agreement

Tentative Agreements

TA’d package Articles 6: Academic Freedom and Responsibility, Article 15: Compensation, and Article 16: Personnel Benefits

Article 1: Agreement and Duration

Article 2: Purpose

Article 3: Recognition

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 10: Reduction in Force Due to Discontinuance or Reduction of Program

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