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AFSCME Collective Bargaining Updates | 02-28-2017

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Dear AFSCME-covered staff,

The university recognizes that recent changes to Iowa’s collective bargaining law have caused a level of uncertainty on our campus. HF291 was signed into law on Friday, February 17th, which prompted contract negotiations to be restarted. As you may know, the State is currently in negotiations at this time for the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement that will become effective July 1, 2017. The parties agreed to a continuance of the arbitration until April 6th.

While the outcome of AFSCME negotiations for the 2017-2019 contract is uncertain at this time, what we do know is that the current collective bargaining agreement will remain in effect through June 30, 2017. This means that all benefits and other employment provisions of the current agreement, including health and dental insurance, will remain as is at least through June 30, 2017. Once we know the impact of benefits, rules and procedures for July 1st and beyond, we will share this important information with you as soon as we are able.

The university intends to continue its commitment to offering competitive compensation and benefit packages to recruit and retain the high quality staff that make UNI a great place to learn, work and live. For information on current benefits and other employment-related topics, please refer to the HRS web site.