PORTLAND, Ore. — After an eight month bargaining period, the Oregon University Systems reached an agreement on Thursday with student services workers.
The non-teaching campus workers stepped down from the strike in light of the agreement. The more than four thousand workers were ready to strike on the first day of classes.
Librarians, lab techs, administrative assistants and custodians were reportedly looking for a deal after five years of wage freezes.
The reached agreement will maintain the step program which increases pay over nine years and it will take cost of living into consideration at the end of 2013 and 2014.
The workers will now vote on the tentative agreement.