SIUE has reached a collective bargaining agreement with the Faculty Association of SIUE.
The union contract, which has been fully ratified and approved, affects pay rates between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2022.
According to Kim Archer, president of the faculty association, the union has been negotiating with the university since March 2017.
The contract applies to tenured and tenure-track faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, Library and Information Services and the Schools of Nursing, Business, Engineering, and Education, Health and Human Behavior.
“SIUE’s national reputation rests upon the excellent level of instruction provided by our faculty, as well as the research and artistic activity they contribute to their disciplines. The environment created at SIUE has prepared so many students for career success and will continue to do so,” Chancellor Randy Pembrook said in a press release.
Archer said in a call Wednesday that she believes retroactive payments for the portion of the contract that has already passed are scheduled to begin this Friday.