Update: June 21, 2019.

The new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) covering 2018–22 (“successor agreement”) will be posted here soon.  Until then, refer to BOTH the new Memorandum of Agreement (“new MOA”) AND the 2014–18 CBA (“predecessor agreement”)–they will eventually be merged together.  Any contract article not updated or listed in the new MOA remains unchanged in the predecessor agreement. The new MOA was ratified by the membership on June 13, 2019, and is considered in full force and effect (it is not a “tentative agreement” any longer).

2019 tas
New MOA »

Know Your Contract
Predecessor agreement (2014–18) »


Other Current Agreements


  • The collective bargaining agreement (CBA) is the primary union contract that spells out the terms and conditions of employment for every person who works a URA-AFT job.  The current CBA completely replaces the “predecessor” CBA.  Sometimes the CBA is also referred to as a collective negotiations agreement (CNA).
  • Predecessor agreement — an earlier version of the CBA that is now archived/expired.
  • Successor agreement — the CBA that comes after an earlier version.  It completely replaces the predecessor agreement once ratified by the union membership (the expired predecessor agreement remains in effect until then).
  • A side letter agreement is usually associated with the CBA and provides clarification and/or modification of the existing CBA language.
  • A settlement agreement typically comes from a dispute over the CBA.  For example, the union may interpret the CBA language differently than the University or file a grievance over the University’s failure to follow the CBA.
  • memorandum of agreement (MOA) or memorandum of understanding (MOU) is used to settle a new dispute or potential dispute not usually covered by the CBA.  For example, the union may negotiate over a new policy being considered by the University.  It also refers to any other agreement reached between the employer and the union.


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