May 3, 2024

May 3, 2024

Regents unanimously approve bargaining agreement with graduate student union 

(FAIRBANKS) — The Board of Regents today voted 10-0 to approve UA’s tentative contract agreement with the Graduate Workers Association (AGWA). The approval follows unanimous approval of the contract by AGWA members earlier this week, and represents the University’s formal agreement to the contract terms. 

“I applaud the bargaining teams for their hard work and dedication over the last three months,” said UA Board of Regents Chair Ralph Seekins. “Graduate students play an important role at the university system, and we look forward to seeing their education, research, and teaching continue empowering .”

The contract has also received approval from the Department of Administration, and UA has submitted a request to the Legislature for state funds to cover the contract’s cost. The contract begins July 1, 2024, and ends December 31, 2026.

UA and AGWA reached a tentative agreement on the contract late Tuesday evening after just 96 days of bargaining, well under the .

More details on the contract are available here.

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