Published: March 5, 2024

February 27,2024

Thanks to the incredible power workers have been building on our campuses—signing strike pledges, practice picketing, rallying, delivering our petitions to administration, and more—we have moved management to come to a tentative agreement that includes historic cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs), protects our contracting out language, moves us forward on building our union, and a $1,500 one-time payment in our April paychecks (prorated by FTE).

More details will be shared soon, but here are the headlines:

  • 15% COLAs in the next two years
    • 6.5% pay increase, effective April 1, 2024
    • Annual pay increases each remaining year of the contract:
      • 2% effective November 1, 2024
      • 3.5% effective June 1, 2025
      • 3% effective November 1, 2025
  • $1,500 one-time payment in our April paychecks (prorated by FTE)
  • No takeaways on contracting out language

None of this goes into effect before union members vote to ratify the agreement.

Remember, we fought to protect our health insurance and steps in the agreement that members voted to ratify in 2022.

More information is coming on ratification – stay tuned for details!

Only members can vote on this contract – if you aren’t a member, join today!

In Solidarity,
SEIU 503 Higher Ed Bargaining Team

Ashley Wase (PSU), Colleen Martin-Low (SOU), Darryn Stevens (OIT), Jo Hickerson (EOU), Johnny Earl, Chair (UO), Louie Vidmar (UO), Mark Dunbar (OSU), and Samantha Brubaker (WOU)