The Oakland Post

Oakland University and OU AAUP faculty have both filed Unfair Labor Practice charges against each other in recent weeks.

University, OU AAUP file Unfair Labor Practice charges against each other

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2022

Oakland University and the faculty union Oakland University’s Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU AAUP) have both filed Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges against each other...

A view of OU AAUP supporters picketing during the job action that disrupted the start of the fall semester. Last summers heated contract negotiations continue to have an impact on the university, as the faculty union now accuses the university of bad-faith bargaining.

Campus workforce responds to AAUP allegations of university bad-faith bargaining

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2022

In January, Oakland University’s Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU AAUP) leadership released a letter they’d sent to President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz and the Board of Trustees...

Oakland University Professor of English Jeffrey Insko.

Letter to the editor: Does the BOT practice what it preaches?

Jeffrey Insko, Contributor January 28, 2022

Like many of my colleagues, I was deeply disappointed this week by the Oakland Board of Trustees’ dismissal of the AAUP’s request to appoint a faculty liaison to the Board. That decision constitutes...

BOT Chair Robert Schostak at a BOT meeting last year. Schostaks letter to OU AAUP leadership denied their request for adding faculty liaisons to the BOT.

Board of Trustees denies AAUP request for faculty liaisons

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2022

In a letter sent to Oakland University’s Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU AAUP) President Karen Miller from OU Board of Trustees (BOT) Chair Robert Schostak earlier this...

The universitys bargaining team has responded to AAUP accusations of bad-faith bargaining during 2021s contract negotiations.

University responds to OU AAUP accusations of bad-faith bargaining

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief January 18, 2022

The university’s bargaining team has responded to last week’s accusations of bad-faith bargaining during 2021’s faculty contract negotiations, in which faculty provided evidence that they say proves...

OU Founder Matilda Dodge Wilsons statue outside of the Oakland Center where last weeks BOT meeting was held. With relations between faculty and admins sure to play a role in OUs future, will admins respond to facultys request for a BOT liaison?

Faculty request BOT liaison, administrators actively nonresponsive to AAUP concerns

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2021

During the public comment portion of last Monday’s Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting, Oakland University chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU AAUP) President Karen Miller urged...

The new faculty contract for 2021 through 2024 is now official. The way negotiations unfolded has left a bad taste in the mouths of faculty.

Faculty contract finalized, relationship between faculty and administration still strained

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2021

The new three-year faculty contract agreement for 2021 through 2024 is now official, with OU’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU AAUP) voting in favor of ratification on...

Letter to the editor: Should I stay or should I go?

Robert Anderson, Contributor September 18, 2021

For many who followed the recent contract negotiations between the faculty and the Board of Trustees/Administration of Oakland, the tentative agreement reached on September 4th might suggest, the struggle...

OU administrations bargaining team and the OU AAUP reached an agreement. The tentative agreement is a three-year contract, set to expire Aug. 14, 2024.

New faculty contract: bargaining results, what concessions were made, looking ahead

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief September 8, 2021

After more than three months of bargaining, four deadlines extensions, a work stoppage that delayed the start of the semester, two days of picketing and a march through the heart of OU by picketers —...

Letter to the editor: my hopes following negotiations

Donald Beagle, Contributor September 6, 2021

Dear Editor, I began this letter on the second day of the strike. When news arrived that an agreement was reached my first inclination was to drop it. But then I read Emily Sines’ fine letter (“In...

Oakland University student Mustafa Baig.

Letter to the editor: Everyone depends on Everyone

Mustafa Baig, Contributor September 6, 2021

Bismillah ir Rahman ir Rahim In the name of God the beneficent the merciful, I express gratitude that an agreement has been reached between the administration and AAUP. To President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz,...

Oakland University Associate Professor and Chair in the
Department of Organizational Leadership Eileen Johnson.

Letter to the editor: thoughts on contract negotiations, Labor Day

Eileen Johnson, Contributor September 6, 2021

As a long-time faculty member, I am relieved that our negotiations with administration have been temporarily resolved. We faculty want nothing more than to commence with the fall 2021 semester and the...

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