Monthly Archives: February 2011

UFE Prepares for Contract Negotiations – Bargaining Survey

UFE Bargaining Team, 2011:  Rebecca Sunderman, Chair, Jose Gomez, Grace Huerta, Gary McNeil, Laurie Meeker, Sarah Ryan, Joli Sandoz. Please contact members of the bargaining team with your ideas.

Contract negotiations have begun.  Thanks to all those who completed the online survey, attended bargaining forums, and/or met with your steward to provide your input on compensation, working conditions, and benefits.  Your input in all of these forms will inform the work of the Bargaining Team representing the United Faculty of Evergreen in the upcoming contract negotiations,  helping ensure that the contract addresses the priorities of all faculty members.

UFE Stewards Council ratify MOU on Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program

On Friday January 28 your UFE negotiating team reached an agreement with the College on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program for Faculty. On Tuesday February 1, your UFE Stewards Council considered the MOU and ratified it unanimously.

Central features of the Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program include a lump sum payment in the amount of $30,000 for eligible faculty members (permanent status) and the option of using the lump sum to pay for continuing health care premiums through the Health Care Authority. See excerpts below:

Eligibility and Strategic Targeting

This program is offered to employees who are members of retirement plans administered by the TIAA-CREF.  An eligible employee: Continue reading