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As many of you know, WOU President Fuller has invoked Article 15, indicating that “program or discipline curtailment” is “imminent” at WOU. The President released his Draft Plan on November 12, and gave the WOUFT Executive Council and the Faculty Senate Executive Committee 11 days to provide comments. The President’s Draft Plan, and our thoughtful reponse, are below. Read both, and draw your own conclusions.

Link to WOUFT Response to President Fuller’s Article 15 Draft Plan

Link to President Fuller’s Article 15 Draft Plan

Breaking news: WOUFT President Bryan Dutton and SEIU Sublocal WOU 082 President Jackson Stalley met with WOU Board of Trustees Chair Betty Komp, Vice Chair Jaime Arredondo and Secretary Ryan Hagemann on November 24 to discuss the recent 85%-15% no confidence vote on President Fuller. Presidents Dutton and Stalley were able to secure a commitment from the Trustees for a meeting with 9-10 members of a coalition of faculty, staff, and students, and the full Board, to be scheduled sometime after November 30. If you have any questions please contact Scott Beaver.


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The Western Oregon University Federation of Teachers, or WOUFT, is Local 2278 of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). WOUFT represents all Western Oregon University faculty members employed at or above 0.5 FTE with respect to salary, employment terms, and working conditions. Since 1974, WOUFT has worked to promote the collective welfare of the faculty community. WOUFT works with its affiliated organizations to eliminate discrimination in institutions of higher education, to enact just laws which will improve the climate for students and faculty, and to advance the public image of higher education.

Our affiliate organizations are AFT, AFL-CIO, and AFT-Oregon.

This website is designed to be useful to our members.  Here you will find

  • contact information for the Executive Council, the bargaining team, stewards, and grievance officers,
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  • training opportunities,
  • newsletters,
  • reports on bargaining when applicable,
  • affiliate (AFT and AFT-Oregon) information,
  • a section on your Weingarten rights,
  • and more.

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