The University’s bargaining committee met with the faculty union on March 9th, 13th, and 14th to continue bargaining for an initial contract. Over these bargaining sessions the parties exchanged counter proposals, engaged in sidebars and had lengthy discussions on each side’s proposals related to Discipline and Discharge, Grievance and Arbitration, Workload, Falk School, and Recognition. The University and the faculty union presented several counter proposals over the three days. The University’s proposals on these subjects can be found at Proposals and Counter Proposals. The parties attempted to bridge the gap and move closer to reaching tentative agreements on Discipline and Discharge and Falk School. The University’s bargaining committee anticipates continued discussion on these issues at the next bargaining session. The parties have scheduled three sessions in April and will meet on April 4th, 17th and 18th.