The tentative deal for
a four-year contract must now be ratified by TAUP’s membership.
After months of negotiation, Temple University and the Temple Association of University Professionals jointly announced that they have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract on Monday, Feb. 14.
“We believe that this is a strong agreement for our faculty, students, the University and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” President David Adamany said. “The agreement is fiscally responsible, honors the strengths of our outstanding faculty and will contribute to the ongoing transformation of Temple into one of the nation’s premier urban research universities.”
“I think that this is a win-win contract,” added William W. Cutler, president of TAUP. “Both sides bargained hard, but all of us were motivated to reach a contract that we believe is in the best interests of Temple’s students and the faculty who prepare them for success in life. We have achieved that with this tentative agreement.”
The tentative agreement will be sent via e-mail to dues-paying TAUP members for a vote. Cutler anticipates that the agreement will be ratified before spring break begins on March 6.
Details of the agreement are not being released at this time, pending ratification by the TAUP membership.