Southern Oregon University Tuition Advisory Council

SEIU Labor Negotiations Update

We are pleased to report that a tentative agreement has been reached in contract negotiations between SOU and Oregon’s other public universities, and SEIU – the union that represents classified employees at the universities. While the agreement still must be ratified by union members, the strike that had been planned to begin on Monday morning has been canceled.

This tentative settlement allows us to begin fall term on Monday without the distraction of a labor dispute, and with all of us focused on serving our students’ academic and associated needs. It means that our students will be able to begin the academic year knowing that all resources of the university will be available to them and that their success is our top priority.