A Joint Statement from the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation and the University of Oregon:
In a mediation session that began Tuesday and went through the night, our bargaining teams came to terms on a tentative agreement. The GTFF members will hold a ratification vote to decide on the final agreement. Additionally, the president, on behalf of the Board of Trustees by designation of authority, will ratify the agreement before it will take effect.
GTFs will be returning to work, as soon as today, as the university completes finals week.
We were able to find compromise in regard to a graduate assistance fund and absences provision that address concerns about financial losses from medical and parental needs, and agreed on substantial salary increases. Details of the agreement will be forthcoming.
Copies of the tentatively agreed to collective bargaining agreement is available here. Summary documents will be available soon. A ratification vote will be held the week of December 15th.