A union that represents professors at the University of Vermont is negotiating a new contract with the school.
The Burlington Free Press reports (http://bfpne.ws/2lkM46S ) that about 30 professors held signs outside the room in James M. Jeffords Hall where negotiators and union members met on Monday.
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The current agreement between the union and the Burlington university is three years old and ends June 30.
The union wants to shift 3 percent of the budget into academics to create more tenured-track positions rather than continue hiring adjunct lecturers.
Professors are seeking full-time faculty wages and benefits equal to those of universities like the University of Maine and the University of New Hampshire.
Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com