UO graduate employee union files complaint against university over COVID-19 policy

The University of Oregon’s graduate employee union Monday filed an Unfair Labor Practice complaint with the state Employment Relations Board alleging the university’s new COVID-19 policies violate their contract.

The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation says the university’s new policies, announced last week, constitute a change in working conditions for graduate employees — something that must be negotiated through bargaining.

The GTFF requested last Wednesday that UO administration move classes online for two weeks, or until surging COVID-19 cases in the campus community “decrease to a reasonable level.”

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