United Faculty

Archives series: 07/10/03

United Faculty, records, publications, and papers, 1971-2011. 18 linear feet.

Papers

United Faculty delivered its older papers and records, in the course of an office shift, to the University Archives in the summer of 2004. Public History Intern Will Dodds inventoried the material in the fall of 2004. University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson processed and arranged the papers in January and February 2006.

About half of the papers were fairly well arranged in clearly labeled notebooks and file folders. The other half of the papers showed no apparent signs of arrangement; they were mixed and loose in their boxes. Some of the papers had suffered pest damage at some point in the past. Gerald Peterson processed the better organized material first and let those papers form the framework for the arrangement. He then put the disorganized material into that framework at the appropriate points. The resulting arrangement is roughly chronological, with material concentrated around biennial contract negotiations.

Integrating disorganized material into organized material resulted in duplication and overlap that, due to time constraints, cannot be remedied now. For example, correspondence for a particular year may be found in a file labeled "Correspondence" as well as in a "President's notebook" for that year. Material relating to negotiations may be located in a "Negotiations" file as well as in committee files or correspondence files.

Researchers should also note that labeling in the original, organized material is not completely accurate. For example, folders relating to negotiations for a particular contract may also include material from negotiations for earlier contracts. Negotiators probably used older material in the course of their current negotiations. Consequently, researchers interested in negotiations for a particular contract should also look at material relating to the next biennial contract

For years in which they exist, United Faculty president's notebooks can be valuable snapshots of a particular year or two. The notebooks tend to be inclusive and well-organized. They often include correspondence, newsletters, memoranda, notes, and minutes. The negotiations folders, on the other hand, are large, but not well-organized. Overall, negotiations from the early years are better documented than are later negotiations.

As stated earlier, the overall arrangement of the collection is chronological. However, for the sake of convenience, there are final copies of all master agreements in Box 1. Also, all personal grievances have been placed in Boxes 11 and 12. Access to personal grievances is limited to the grievant; those whom the grievant may designate; and the current United Faculty President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Executive Director, Chair of the Collective Bargaining Team, and Past President.

Container Inventory

Box 1

Master agreements between the Board of Regents of Iowa and the UNI-United Faculty, 1977-1979, 1979-1981, 1981-1983, 1983-1985, 1985-1987, 1987-1989, 1989-1991, 1991-1993, 1993-1995, 1995-1997, 1997-1999, 1999-2001, 2001-2003, 2003-2005, 2005-2007, 2007-2009, 2009-2011; these agreements are the final versions of the legally binding, negotiated collective bargaining contracts between the Regents and United Faculty

Box 2

  • Proposed constitution and by-laws
  • Constitution and by-laws as amended and revised
  • Position statements, undated but early
  • Newsletters and public memoranda, undated but early
  • Newsletters and public announcements, 1975-2005
  • Central Committee minutes, 1976-1998, with major gaps
  • Executive Board minutes, 1981-1998, with major gaps
  • General membership meeting minutes, 1975, 1980, 1983, 1984
  • Correspondence, 1976-2000, with some meeting minutes included
  • Membership rosters, with some membership promotional material included
  • Financial statements, 1975-1996, with major gaps
  • Summary of grievance results, 1978-1991
  • Faculty assessment and evaluation documents

Box 3

  • Workload in the sciences, 1971
  • Physical Plant employee organization
  • Iowa's collective bargaining law, by Larry Pope, 1974
  • Collective bargaining bibliography, by Verna Ritchie, 1974
  • Profiles of faculty collective bargaining at UNI, ISU, and SUI, by Whitmer, Wolins, and Hart, 1977
  • Interest arbitration in the state of Iowa and the experience at UNI, by Robert Grant, c. 1980
  • Faculty women's suit, 1974
  • ISEA Public Employment Relations training, 1974
  • Formation of United Faculty, 1974
  • Correspondence, certification election, and membership, 1975-1976
  • Unit determination, 1975-1976
  • Unit determination, Josef Fox file, 1975
  • Affiliation of AAUP and IHEA to form United Faculty, Josef Fox file, 1975-1976
  • Merger agreement, United Faculty, AAUP, NEA, 1975
  • President's notebook, Josef Fox, 1975-1976
  • Correspondence, Josef Fox, 1975-1976
  • English Department, assistant professors with Ph.D. degrees, 1976; status of women; salary policy
  • Faculty governance, 1976
  • Petition for unit determination, 1976
  • Certification election results, 1976
  • United Faculty constitution; post-election documents, 1976
  • United Faculty secretary's records, 1976-1977
  • Physics Department's bargaining goals, 1976-1977
  • UF Notes, 1976-1979
  • Notebook, Josef Fox, 1977
  • Joseph Flynn resume
  • President's notebook, Harold Wengert, 1977
  • Impasse documents, 1977
  • Fringe benefits, 1977
  • Salaries and gender, 1977
  • Assessment and evaluation, 1977
  • Faculty turnover, 1977
  • Negotiations publicity, 1977

Box 4

  • Women's discrimination suit, 1977
  • Student assessment of faculty, 1977-1978
  • Faculty survey of rank, salary, and experience, 1977--basis of salary schedule bargaining
  • Minutes, memos, and correspondence, 1977-1978
  • Negotiation history for 1977-1979 contract
  • Negotiations for 1977-1979 contract
  • Executive Board and Central Committee minutes and memoranda, 1977-1978
  • Evaluation procedures (Article 3), 1977-1978
  • Unit faculty salary data, 1977-1978
  • Recognition of bargaining unit, 1978
  • Negotiations with AFT, 1978
  • Re-opened negotiations, 1978
  • Survey of student evaluation of faculty, 1978
  • David Crownfield correspondence, 1978-1979
  • Terminal degrees, 1978
  • Evaluation of non-unit faculty, 1978
  • Survey on fringe benefits, 1978
  • Workload and evaluation, 1978
  • Central Committee minutes and memoranda, AFT negotiation, membership, 1978-1979
  • Executive Board minutes and memoranda, 1978-1979
  • United Faculty first proposal for 1979-1981 contract

Box 5

  • Negotiations for 1979-1981 contract
  • Arbitration exhibits and award for 1979-1981 contract
  • Men's and women's salary and rank, 1979
  • United Faculty grievance on refusal to negotiate, 1979
  • Executive Board and Central Committee minutes and memoranda, 1979-1980
  • Contract maintenance, 1979-1980
  • Fringe benefits, medical, 1979
  • IHEA leadership training, 1979
  • Executive Board and Central Committee minutes and memoranda, 1980
  • Affiliation vote, 1980
  • Committee guidelines, c. 1980
  • Bargaining questionnaire for United Faculty members, 1980
  • Definition of the faculty, 1980-1981
  • Newsclippings, 1980-1981
  • United Faculty--merger of IHEA and AAUP, 1978-1980
  • Executive Board and Central Committee minutes and memoranda, 1981-1982
  • Membership campaign, 1981-1982
  • UF Advocate, 1981-1982
  • Executive Board and Central Committee minutes and memoranda, 1982-1983
  • Questionnaire for bargaining of 1981-1983 contract
  • United Faculty proposal for 1981-1983 contract
  • Board of Regents proposal for 1981-1983 contract
  • Negotiations for 1981-1983 contract

Box 6

  • Bargaining notes for 1981-1983 contract
  • Agreement and corrected copies for 1981-1983 contract
  • Fact-finder's report for 1981-1983 contract
  • Faculty salary study, 1981-1982
  • Salaries and state's ability to pay, 1982
  • Newsclippings, 1982-1983
  • Student teaching coordinators' appointment year, 1982
  • ISU salary studies, 1982
  • Elaine Kalmar, service and travel for United Faculty, 1982
  • United Faculty complaint on request for information, 1982
  • United Faculty complaint on bargaining issues, 1982
  • Writing Across the Curriculum report, c. 1982
  • Medical insurance survey, 1981-1982
  • Fact-finding and arbitration award for 1981-1983 contract
  • Phased retirement, 1981-1982
  • Administrators' salaries, 1976-1982
  • Grievance processing manual, 1982
  • Medical insurance costs, 1982
  • President's notebook, 1982-1983
  • Faculty salary study, 1982-1983
  • Contract maintenance, 1982-1984
  • United Faculty name change, 1983
  • United Faculty-ISEA alignment talks, 1983
  • Employee Assistance Program concept paper, by Donald Maypole, 1983

Box 7

  • Executive Board records, 1983-1984
  • Membership campaign, 1983-1984
  • Faculty salary study, 1983-1984
  • Questionnaire for bargaining for 1983-1985 contract
  • Draft for Central Committee of 1983-1985 contract
  • Negotiations for 1983-1985 contract
  • Arbitration hearing, February 24, 1983
  • Negotiations Committee, 1983-1984
  • Publicity about negotiations for 1983-1985 contract
  • Fact-finder's report and arbitration award for 1983-1985 contract
  • Fact-finding hearing notes, 1983
  • The new collegiality, a United Faculty position paper, July 1983
  • Fringe benefits, health and dental, 1984
  • Medical insurance, 1983-1984
  • Salaries, amount and distribution analysis, 1984
  • Faculty salary study--master agreement, 1984-1985
  • Faculty salary study--Vitality Fund, 1984-1985

Box 8

  • Vitality Fund distribution , SUI, ISU, and UNI, 1982
  • Vitality Fund negotiations, 1984
  • Survey of faculty on summer school, Professional Development Leaves, and fall assessments, 1984
  • Is non-adversarial collective bargaining possible?, by David Crownfield, 1984
  • United Faculty initial proposal for 1985-1987 contract
  • Negitiations for 1985-1987 contract
  • President's notebook, Patrick Miller, 1985-1986
  • Negotiations and maintenance for 1985-1987 contract
  • Research documentation for 1985-1987 contract
  • Fact-finding report and arbitration award for 1985-1987 contract
  • Arbitration hearing, February 22, 1985
  • Press coverage and bargaining notes for 1985-1987 contract
  • Photographs of James Skaine, 1985

Box 9

  • Faculty salary study, 1985-1986
  • Membership campaign, 1985-1986
  • Gordon Harrington and the Rat Laboratory, 1986
  • Faculty salary studies, 1986-1987
  • Documents for negotiation of 1987-1989 contract
  • Negotiations for 1987-1989 contract
  • James Skaine's notebook, negotiations for 1987-1989 contract
  • United Faculty initial proposal for 1987-1989 contract
  • Supplemental appropriations negotiations, 1986
  • Faculty salary study, 1987-1988
  • Faculty salary study, 1988-1989
  • ISEA Bargaining School, c. 1989
  • Documents relating to negotiating 1989-1991 contract
  • Contract maintenance, 1989-1990
  • Membership campaign, 1989-1990
  • Faculty salary study, 1989-1990
  • United Faculty grievance on reduction in force, 1990
  • Part-time, temporary faculty study, 1990
  • Newsclippings, 1990-1991
  • Faculty salary study, 1990-1991
  • United Faculty initial proposal for 1991-1993 contract
  • Documents for negotiating 1991-1993 contract
  • Negotiations for 1991-1993 contract
  • Contract signing documents, 1991-1993

Box 10

  • Arbitration exhibits for 1991-1993 contract
  • President's notebook, James Skaine, 1991-1992
  • Negotiations documents for 1993-1995 contract
  • Faculty salary study, 1991-1992
  • United Faculty complaint about printing the contract, 1992
  • United Faculty complaint about distribution of salaries, 1992
  • United Faculty grievance on advisory committees on tenure and promotion, 1992
  • United Faculty grievance on Continuing Education compensation, 1992
  • Faculty salary study, 1992-1993
  • Negotiations documents for 1993-1995 contract
  • Negotiations for 1993-1995 contract
  • Initialed copy of 1993-1995 contract
  • Minimum salary guidelines dispute, 1993
  • President's notebook, Lyn Countryman, 199301994
  • Salary dispute, 1993
  • Faculty salary study, 1993-1994
  • United Faculty grievance on salaries article, 1994
  • President's notebook, Carol Cooper, 1994-1995
  • Disparity in salaries between K-12 and higher education, 1994
  • Faculty satisfaction with collective bargaining related issues, by Forrest Conklin and Jon Hall, 1994
  • Faculty salary study, 1994-1995
  • Pesticide use on campus, Kamyar Enshayan, 1995
  • Negotiation for 1995-1997 contract
  • Faculty salary study, 1995-1996
  • Interest-based bargaining, 1996

Box 11

  • Faculty salary study, 1996-1997
  • United Faculty Web site, 1997
  • Student assessments, 1997
  • Medical insurance and retirement, 1997
  • Environmental Stewardship Task Force, 1997
  • United Faculty organizational planning, 1997
  • Negotiations for 1997-1999 contract
  • Health, safety, and recreation, 1998
  • Distance education, 1998
  • United Faculty complaint on student assessment of faculty, 1998
  • Proposals for 1999-2001 contract
  • Memoranda of understanding, locaton and use of evaluation files, 1999-2001 contract
  • May term planning, 1999
  • United Faculty administrative assistant, Cynthia Kuper, 1999
  • Membership campaign, 1999-2000
  • Negotiations for 1999-2001 contract
  • Personal grievances--RESTRICTED ACCESS: Access to personal grievances is limited to the grievant; those whom the grievant may designate; and the current United Faculty President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Executive Director, Chair of the Collective Bargaining Team, and Past President.

Box 12

Note: The rest of this box contains files relating to the Iowa Higher Education Association during the time when UNI faculty member Marvin Heller served as an officer of that organization.

  • Personal grievances--RESTRICTED ACCESS: Access to personal grievances is limited to the grievant; those whom the grievant may designate; and the current United Faculty President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Executive Director, Chair of the Collective Bargaining Team, and Past President.
  • IHEA correspondence received, October 1977-May 1978
  • IHEA correspondence sent, August-December 1977
  • IHEA correspondence, 1978
  • IHEA correspondence received, 1978-1979
  • IHEA correspondence, February-May 1979
  • IHEA Representative Assembly, November 1977
  • IHEA Board meeting, January 1978
  • IHEA Board meeting, March 1978
  • IHEA Board meeting, April 1978
  • IHEA Board meeting July 1978
  • IHEA Delegate Assembly, October 1978
  • IHEA Board meeting, October 1978
  • IHEA Board meeting, December 1978
  • IHEA Board meeting, January 1979
  • IHEA Representative Assembly, February 1979
  • IHEA Board meeting, March 1979
  • IHEA Representative Assembly, March 1979
  • IHEA Board meeting, April 1979
  • IHEA Board meeting, June 1979
  • IHEA Board meeting, October 1979
  • IHEA Board meeting, December 1979
  • IHEA Representative Assembly, January 1980
  • IHEA Board meetings, 1981

Collection processed by Gerald L. Peterson, University Archivst, with assistance from Public History Intern Will Dodds; finding aid prepared by Gerald L. Peterson, January-February 2006; last modified June 24, 2010.


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