Late last night, the UCATS bargaining team reached a tentative agreement with NYU. It is important to note that there are still details to iron out before the proposed agreement is presented to the UCATS Executive Council.
Under the by-laws governing the Local, the Executive Council must review, evaluate and finally vote on whether or not to present the proposal to the membership for ratification. If the Council decides to present the proposal to the membership, the proposed contract will be distributed during a General Membership Meeting early in January. The purpose of the meeting will be to review the proposed contract and answer questions about it.
Following the General Membership Meeting, a ratification vote will take place by mail, supervised and conducted by the American Arbitration Association. We believe this will take place later in January.