Bargaining Unit Contract Negotiations

The collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the University of Minnesota and the University Education Association (UEA) was due for negotiations in 2020. The University presented the UEA negotiating team a Last, Best, and Final Offer which was not ratified by UEA members. The University is implementing its Last, Best, and Final Offer on December 14, 2020.

One of the University's overarching objectives is to attract, retain, and develop top talent. Every employee at the University is vital to achieving this goal and to ensuring the success of the larger institution. The University is committed to negotiating in good faith with our labor unions with the ultimate goal of maintaining a competitive employment package.

The University also is committed to providing timely, accurate information to union members as to the process and status of contract negotiations. The goal of this website is to keep employees up-to-date on the progress of negotiations as well as the University's position on specific issues as they arise.

The Labor Negotiation Process