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BGSU’s first ever faculty contract approved

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A previous demonstration by faculty pushing for a contract. A previous demonstration by faculty pushing for a contract.
BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Bowling Green State University board of trustees voted unanimously Friday to ratify the first faculty contract.

It's been a long time coming for BGSU faculty members.

A 3-year contract was approved, with a yearly 3 percent increase to the faculty's base salary. It also includes tenure and promotion protections.

Both sides are calling this a fair first contract. They say it will help benefit the students and faculty, and ultimately build BGSU.

David Jackson, president of the faculty union, says the work is just beginning though.

"The contract is 150 pages of new policies and they don't enforce themselves," Jackson said. "So we have to educate everyone on what's in the contract so that it actually gets implemented and enforced."

The contract went retroactively into effect May 1.

Jackson says the next step for the union is to find out the details from the university on their plans to cut some of the faculty members.

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