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By John McCallum
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EWU, union agree to faculty salary concessions

Tenure buyouts, voluntary retirement payments and suspension of upcoming COLA also included in deal staving off severe financial crisis declaration


August 13, 2020

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s Board of Trustee’s approved a memorandum of understanding with the United Faculty of Eastern that would stave off declaration of a severe financial crisis.

All of the trustee’s voted for the memorandum with the exception of Trustee Uriel Iniguez, who voted no.

The agreement includes financial concessions from the union, including a one-year, 6-percent reduction in salary, a tenure buyout and relinquishment plan and a voluntary retirement and separation incentive. The university agrees to hold off on declaring a severe financial crisis until...

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