U. of Oregon Union Cheers Labor Deal as Protecting Faculty Rights

The University of Oregon and its fledgling faculty union have tentatively agreed on a contract that provides all categories of instructors with more pay and job security and leaves intact protections of faculty speech and e-mails that union representatives previously viewed as threatened.

The proposed two-year contract, expected to be approved by the union's members in a ratification vote scheduled for October 8, calls for the salaries of the university's academic employees to grow by