UNI faculty make pay demands

The University of Northern Iowa faculty proposed a way for their contracts to make up for a decade of wages that haven’t kept pace with inflation this morning.

They also proposed a plan to restore language that was taken out of their contract.

United Faculty’s initial bargaining proposal to the Iowa Board of Regents called for a 6.45 percent boost to salaries when the new contract takes effect July 1.

The union proposed another 3.5 percent raise in the second year of the contract.

In addition, it seeks to reserve an additional 2 percent in wage funds each year for merit pay increases awarded by department heads to individual faculty members.

The board proposed a one percent increase to the minimum salary guidelines, or base wages, for each year.