November 16, 2011
UVM/United Academics Reach Agreement
The University of Vermont and United Academics, the union representing
fulltime faculty, announced today that they had reached a collective
bargaining agreement, subject to ratification by the United Academics
In response to the news of an accord between the parties at the
bargaining table, Interim President John Bramley said, "I am very
pleased that we were able to get this done. The process has not
always been easy, and I want to thank everyone involved for their
persistence, creative thinking, and willingness to work tirelessly to
reach a workable agreement. These are challenging times, to be sure,
and I think that everybody recognized that in finding reasonable
approaches to resolve differences. I congratulate all involved at the
bargaining table for their efforts."
Professor David Shiman, President of United Academics, noted that,
"This has been a long road, and in the end we reached a constructive
and workable outcome. We treated each other with respect and sought to
be responsive to the other party’s concerns."
The principal terms of the tentative three-year agreement will be
released at a later date.