Updated: March 30, 2020.

The current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) covering 2018–2022 (“successor agreement”) is now posted here and available for immediate reference. 

Successor Agreement 2018–2022»


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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