About 3,700 faculty members at the University of Hawaii have a big decision to make. Their union's board of directors has reached a tentative agreement with the University of Hawaii.
The UH Professors Assembly said it will share details of the agreement with members this weekend. An electronic ratification vote is expected to begin Thursday and continue through Jan. 26. Results are expected that afternoon.
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
"My first reaction was 'Hurray!' It's been a long time. We've been on hold and I look forward to a stabilized budget and a chance to get on with our work," said Robert Huey, with the university's Japan Studies Center.
The university imposed a 6.6 percent pay cut Jan. 1 to deal with the budget shortfall. The union claimed it was a breach of contract.
Negotiations had been ongoing since UHPA's contract expired on June 30, 2009.