Vermont: UVM full-time faculty ratify contract

by E Wayne Ross on September 29, 2008

Burlington Free Press: UVM full-time faculty ratify contract

A new three-year contract providing annual pay raises of 5 percent has been ratified overwhelmingly by the full-time faculty bargaining unit at the University of Vermont.

The pact, effective retroactively to July 1 and running until July 2011, provides an increase in parental leave and a new family-care leave that one faculty negotiator, sociology professor Beth Mintz, called “by far and away the best policy in the country.” The parental leave provision gives up to 15 weeks, or one semester, of paid leave. The family-care leave allowance is six weeks paid.