OUS Releases Enrollment Numbers

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon University System released its fall enrollment numbers for 2013, and Oregon State University accounts for 99 percent of student growth at all seven universities, and some residents are concerned about the growth. Oregon State University has 1,667 more students this year than it did last fall, out of OUS’s total … Continue reading »

OUS, Workers Union Reach a Deal

SALEM, Ore. — The classified workers union and the Oregon University System have reached a deal, averting a strike that would have started five days from now. Negotiations continued until 2:30 on Thursday morning. The contract affects about 4,000 employees, including 1,100 at the University of Oregon. Workers had been holding out for a cost-of-living … Continue reading »

Union Pickets on OSU Campus

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Classes begin Monday for Oregon University System schools, and OUS is still trying to reach a contract negotiation with classified staff. With the clock ticking down, the SEIU Local 503 Union is still trying to get its message out. Members of SEIU 503 picketed Wednesday morning in front of Oregon State University’s … Continue reading »

OUS, Workers Union Meet for Labor Talks

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon University System and the Classified Workers Union return to the bargaining table on Wednesday morning, just days before a strike is scheduled to take effect. Wednesday’s contract talks will affect about 4,000 employees throughout the university system, including 1,100 at the University of Oregon. These workers are part of the … Continue reading »

OUS Strike Threat

CORVALLIS, Ore. – It’s a battle about salaries, and classified staff at universities across the state could be going on strike on the first day of classes. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) represents classified staff at seven of Oregon’s universities, part of the Oregon University System (OUS). The union says it is planning on … Continue reading »

Board Votes to Allow UOPD to Carry Guns

PORTLAND, Ore. — In a unanimous vote, the Oregon State Board of Higher Education has voted to allow campus officers at the University of Oregon to carry weapons. We’ll have more on this developing story on KEZI 9 News at 5 and 6 p.m.

OUS Board Voting on Tuition Hikes

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon State Board of Higher Education is set to vote on a tuition fee hike for Oregon’s college students. Undergraduate students at the University of Oregon are facing a 4.9 percent increase in their tuition. That comes out to an additional $292 per year, meaning that students would pay a total … Continue reading »