Maine faculty union clashes with administration on negotiations

by E Wayne Ross on December 7, 2009

The Maine Campus: Faculty union clashes with administration on negotiations

The Associated Faculties of the Universities of Maine appears no closer to reaching compromise on a new contract with the administration after nearly nine months of negotiations.

The contract expired June 30 but was extended to Dec. 31. The union has been negotiating on and off with the administration since March, which decided in October negotiations weren’t cutting it and brought in a mediator from the Maine Labor Relations Board. James McClymer, physics professor at the University of Maine and vice president of AFUM, said the administration has been less than willing to come to the table.