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Welcome to the TRU-UE Bargaining Tracker!
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Upcoming Bargaining DatesBargaining Updates from Latest Sessions
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March 12, 2024February 23
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March 19, 2024February 19
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March 20, 2024February 16
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March 26, 2024February 14
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Tracker at a glance
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Non-economic proposals Economic proposals
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#ArticleStatusLatest proposalDescription of Article#ArticleStatusLatest Proposal
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1AgreementTentative Agreement 2023.05.31 TAEstablishes that the contract can only be modified upon agreement between JHU and TRU-UE.22Union Office SpaceNegotiating2024.02.22 TRU Proposal
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2RecognitionTentative Agreement2023.09.14 TAEstablishes that the union is the sole bargaining representative for the bargaining unit as defined by this article.23HolidaysTentative Agreement2024.01.16 TA
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3Union Security and Check-OffNegotiating2024.02.22 JHU CounterEstablishes who pays union dues and how they are collected (click here to read more about union shop).24LeaveNegotiating2024.02.22 JHU Proposal
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4SeverabilityTentative Agreement2023.05.31 TAEstablishes that parts of contract can be automatically invalidated if determined to be illegal.25Benefits (Formerly Medical Benefits)Negotiating2024.02.22 JHU Proposal
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5No RetaliationMoved to Another ArticleMoved to Non-discriminationSets protections against workplace retaliation for workers who exercise their rights established by the contract.26Other BenefitsMoved to Another Article2024.01.12 TRU Proposal
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6Union rightsTentative Agreement2023.07.17 TASets out what resources union representatives can use to communicate with union members.27CompensationNegotiating2024.02.16 JHU Proposal
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7Discipline and DischargeNegotiating2024.02.22 JHU CounterSets the process and circumstances under which a graduate worker can be disciplined or fired.28On-Time Payment and Over PaymentMoved to Another ArticleMoved to Compensation
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8Grievance ProcedureTentative Agreement2023.07.27 TAProvides a formal procedure under which violations of the contract can be adjudicated.29Funding Periods and Funding SourcesMoved to Another ArticleMoved to Compensation
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9Bargaining Unit InformationTentative Agreement2023.07.17 TADescribes the information that JHU is obligated to provide the union while remaining compliant with FERPA.30Tuition and FeesMoved to Another Article2024.01.16 TRU Proposal
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10WorkloadTentative Agreement2024.01.16 TASets limits on maximum number of hours grads can be required to work and when.31Expenses and TA PayNegotiating2024.01.16 TRU Proposal
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11Appointment Duties/Scope of WorkTentative Agreement2023.06.08 TAEstablishes that employees can decline assignments of a personal nature or not spelled out in their appointment letter.32Dependent CareNegotiating2024.02.13 JHU Proposal
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12Appointment SecurityTentative Agreement2023.10.23 TAProvides protection for workers who have their teaching and/or research assistantships canceled.33Employee AssistanceNegotiating2024.01.16 TRU Proposal
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13Appointment Notification and ReappointmentTentative Agreement2023.08.03 TAEstablishes that grad workers will receive an appointment letter describing their duties, pay rate, etc.34TransitNegotiating2024.02.22 JHU Proposal
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14Training/Professional developmentTentative Agreement2023.06.20 TAEstablishes graduate students will receive necessary training at no cost and be able to take leave to attend external training or certification exams.XXLeave and BenefitsNegotiating2023.12.08 JHU Proposal
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15Professional RightsTentative Agreement2023.09.14 TAAddresses many aspects of our work including professional latitude, remote work, frequency of supervisor meetings, reimbursement for expenses, intellectual property, other work, changing advisors.
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16International Student IssuesTentative Agreement2023.01.05 TADelineates the Office of International Services’ responsibilities to international graduate students.
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17Non-discrimination, Harassment, and No RetaliationTentative Agreement2024.02.02 TAProtects students against discrimination based on race, gender, sexuality, and other protected classes.
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18Inclusive work environmentTentative Agreement2023.11.06 TAEstablishes the right to workplace accommodations such as accessibility.
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20Public SafetyTentative Agreement2024.01.03 TAProhibits JHU from maintaining an armed private police force, policing surrounding neighborhoods, harassing marginalized communities, and shutting down peaceful demonstrations.
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21Health and SafetyTentative Agreement2023.10.23 TAEstablishes OSHA compliance, access to regular testing for workplace hazards, and more.
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XXScope of AgreementMoved to Another ArticleMoved to Management RightsEstablishes which academic matters are outside the scope of the contract.
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XXManagement and Academic RightsNegotiating2023.02.22 JHU CounterOutlines actions JHU may take regarding matters outside the scope of the contract.
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XXNo Strike, No LockoutNegotiating2024.02.22 JHU CounterEstablishes when the union may participate in collective actions and whether or not the University can lock out union members.
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XXModificationsTentative Agreement2023.05.31 TAEstablishes conditions for modifying the contract.
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XXTerm of AgreementTentative Agreement2023.10.02 TAEstablishes how long the agreement is in force and when renegotiations begin.
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XXLabor Management CommitteeTentative Agreement2024.01.29 TAEstablishes a committee to periodically discuss the state of contract enforcement.
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