Current Contract

Current Contract, effective July 1, 2015

What is the Contract?

Contrary to a common misperception, the current contract is not “the Union’s contract.” The document represents an agreement on every point therein by both the administration and the faculty of The University of Akron.

The fourth collective bargaining agreement is in effect  now through December 31, 2020,


Previous Contracts


CONTRACT 3.0: Agreement in effect from December 2013 through July 2015

Click HERE for a copy of the text of the recently expired contract 3.0.

This collective bargaining agreement expired June 30th. The Akron-AAUP and The University of Akron agreed to a day-to-day extension of the agreement until negotiations concluded.  This extension is now expired.


Contract 2.0: Agreement in effect from December 15, 2009 through December 15, 2013.

Click HERE for a copy of the entire text of Contract 2.0

Not sure where to look in the contract for specific information? The file includes an embedded index which should speed up a search of the document (this will depend on your software and operating system.)

Form: Affirmation of Same Sex Domestic Partner Benefits

Form: Affirmation of Termination of Same Sex Domestic Partner Benefits

Form: Declaration of Tax Status for Same Sex Domestic Partnership

U.S. Department of Labor: Employee Rights and Responsibilities Under FMLA


Contract 1.0: Agreement in effect from Dec 6, 2005 through December 15, 2009

Click HERE for a copy of the first collective bargaining agreement.