No agreement reached in contract talks between UNH, faculty

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 11, 2015 at 2:51 p.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire administration and an organization that represents 600 of its faculty have not reached an agreement during contract negotiations.

Foster's Daily Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1ijjSMe ) that negotiations between the school and its chapter of the American Association of University Professors-Tenure Track are at an impasse.

The school announced Thursday that the next step is mediation, which will take place in the fall.

Officials say the primary unresolved issues are salary and benefits. The school's most recent formal proposal was for a five-year contract with an annual average increase of 2.8 percent.

The union has proposed salary increases of 3.5 percent annually and has indicated it will not accept proposed changes to health benefits.

The last agreement between the parties expired on June 30.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast