Updated March 19, 2021.

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

Successor Agreement 2018–2022»

Fiscal Emergency MOA (Ratified April 6, 2021) — modifies certain provisions of the successor agreement above including layoff protections through January 2022,  a deferral of contractual raises, and a shared work program.  Both agreements are in effect until we renegotiate a new successor agreement.

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.  Much of the language of the predecessor agreement continues to appear in the successor and some might be removed or modified.
  • 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 clarifications or modifications of 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 general term used for almost any agreement.  It can be used to resolve a dispute or potential dispute.  It can also be used to set any new working conditions not already covered by the CBA.  For example, the union may negotiate over a new policy being considered by the University.


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