August 22, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 18

Eastern, union sign three-year contract

New collective bargaining agreement compensation package to bring faculty up to national market levels

Eastern Washington University and the United Faculty of Eastern have approved a new three-year collective bargaining agreement that will bring the university’s faculty compensation package to an on-par level with national peer institutions.

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The contract calls for yearly faculty pay increases based upon how that faculty member’s salary compares to the average of their rank and discipline at peer institutions, according to information contained in a university news release. Faculty with salaries below 90 percent of market value will receive raises, not exceeding $18,000 per year, bringing...

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