To union members at Miami University, negotiations with legal counsel for the university have felt like a fight. If the election earlier this year was round one, collective bargaining is round two.
In September, officials representing Miami declined to consider the union’s proposal of 2% raises. Staff and administrators who were not part of the unions received a 2% raise this year. Union organizers were shocked.
Wagner called the raises a union-busting move, but the university says it plans to negotiate compensation when it discusses other economic issues later in negotiations.