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Saint Louis University - SEIU Collective Bargaining Agreement Summary
The full collective bargaining agreement between Saint Louis University and the adjunct faculty represented by the SEIU can be found here. Key provisions are outlined below.
Recognition (Article 2, p.2)
• The University recognizes the SEIU as the exclusive bargaining representative for adjunct faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Education.
• All other employees are excluded from SEIU representation, including, but not limited to: adjunct faculty in all other Colleges and Schools; post-doctoral fellows; non-tenure track faculty; tenure-track faculty; tenured faculty; full-time and part-time staff who also teach as adjunct faculty; all faculty administrators; graduate assistants who only teach courses pursuant to a stipend; all individuals who teach exclusively online courses; all individuals who teach non-degree granting courses.
Union Dues and Agency Service Fees (Article 4, p. 4)
• All adjunct faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Education must choose to: (i) become members of the SEIU and pay union dues; (ii) not become members of the SEIU and pay an agency service fee.
• An adjunct faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences or the School of Education who does not pay union dues or an agency service fee will not be assigned additional courses at the University.
Access to Services (Article 10, p. 12)
• The University will continue to provide adjuncts with access to space and services, where the University determines such access is necessary to teach assigned courses.
Compensation (Article 11, p.13)
• Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, minimum pay rates for adjunct faculty teaching courses in the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Education will be:
Academic Years Adjunct Faculty
3 or 4 Academic Years
5 or 6 Academic Years
7 or More Academic Years
• Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, any adjunct faculty member in the College of Arts & Sciences or the School of Education whose per credit hour pay rate exceeds the minimum pay rate will receive the following increases: Fall 2018 - 1%; Fall 2019 - 1.5%; Fall 2020 - 2%; Fall 2021 - 2%.
Professional Development (Article 12, p. 15)
• Adjunct faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences or the School of Education can apply for reimbursement for professional development activities that contribute to the improvement of teaching, up to $500 per academic year. The total amount available from the fund in a given academic year will not exceed $15,000.
Benefits (Article 13, p. 16)
• Adjunct faculty will continue to have the same access to discounted parking rates, the same access to Simon Recreation Center, the same eligibility to contribute to the University's 403(b) Annuity Plan, and the same eligibility for coverage under the University's health insurance plan(s) as they did prior to implementation of the collective bargaining agreement.
Appointments and Assignments (Article 14, p. 17)
• Adjunct faculty will continue to be appointed on a semester-by-semester basis.
• Adjunct faculty member may achieve preferential appointment status if:
- The adjunct faculty member has taught at least 60 credit hours, or 20 courses of less than three credit hours, at the University; and
- The adjunct faculty member has taught at least 6 credit hours in four of the last six academic years; and
- The adjunct faculty member has taught more than 18 courses within the department in immediate preceding six academic years.
An adjunct faculty member with preferential appointment status will have preference for assignment to a course they have taught in the last three academic years over other adjunct faculty members.
Duration of Agreement (Article 21, p. 27)
• May 4, 2017 to June 30, 2022