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Tentative Settlement Reached With AAUP
Winter Quarter Classes Begin Thursday, Jan. 3rd

Date: Dec. 29, 2001
By: Chris Curran
Phone: (513) 556-1806
Archive: General News

A tentative agreement between the University of Cincinnati and the UC chapter of the AAUP (American Association of University Professors) was signed Friday evening, Dec. 28. This means there will not be a faculty strike. Winter quarter classes begin Thursday, Jan. 3.

The agreement is subject to ratification by the faculty and approval by the UC Board of Trustees.

A joint news conference, including representatives from the UC Administration and AAUP was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 in the Annie Laws Drawing Room of UC's Teacher's College to announce the settlement.

"This is an historic joint announcement," said John Brackett, chief negotiator for the AAUP. Brackett was joined by AAUP chapter president Joe Fisher; Stephanie Echols, executive director of UC Human Resources; and Mark Stepaniak, the chief negotiator for the university.

Echols passed along comments from UC President Joseph A. Steger who thanked Lou Manchise and the Federal Mediation Service for their hard work over the last month in helping to reach an agreement. She added, "It was a cordial and cooperative process, and we appreciate everyone's efforts in reaching an agreement before classes resumed."

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