There is a Memorandum of Understanding for the 2018-2019 academic year. Kent State`s board of directors unanimously approved the deal on Wednesday, June 26, according to a press release. The union approved it in a june 5-9 vote. Mark Polatajko, Kent State`s senior vice president of finance and administration, said the university was pleased to conclude the new deal. Kent State will also provide each employee with a unique signing bonus of 400 $US. If an employee has perfect participation in work in a quarter, except for sick leave, the university gives him a bonus of 50 $US. The collective agreement exists with the Kent State Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which represents the university`s tenured and tenure-track faculty. View Frequently Asked Questions About AAUP Fall Semester Courses and Collective Agreements KSU KENT, Ohio – Kent State University`s Board of Trustees on Friday approved a new three-year contract with Local 153 of the U.S. State, County and Municipal Employment Federation, which represents about 400 employees in the areas of maintenance, conservation, restoration and other employees. „These collaborators have been on the front lines of the pandemic and have served our students, teachers, collaborators and the community during this difficult time in an admirable and selfless way,” said Polatajko.
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