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Faculty Unions at Montana State U.-Bozeman Ratify Their First Contracts

The two new faculty unions at Montana State University at Bozeman—one representing tenured and tenure-track faculty members, and the other representing adjunct faculty—have approved their first-ever collective-bargaining contracts, The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. The agreements give both groups’ members the same pay raises Montana State is giving to all employees, union and nonunion, as well as additional raises for tenure-track faculty upon promotion.  Kari Cargill, president of the non-tenure-track union, said the contract for adjuncts gives them important rights and protections they’ve never had before, including a voice in issues such as workloads, academic freedom, and intellectual property.

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