Issues

Issues Agreed Upon

All of the issues described here—issues agreed upon and those still under negotiation—are tentative until a contract has been ratified.

Employment Files

A Student Employee shall have the right to review and request a copy of their employment file.

Health and Safety

In accordance with OSHA guidelines, a Student Employee will not be required to work in conditions that pose an imminent danger to their health and safety.

Holidays

Student Employees shall observe the listed University academic holiday schedule (12 days per year including President’s Day for Student Employees at CUIMC and the day before Election Day for those at Morningside), and if required to work on a holiday, shall receive an alternate day off. 

Intellectual Property

Student Employees are governed by, subject to, and have rights as outlined in the University’s Copyright and Intellectual Property policies, as may be amended from time to time.  

Research Integrity

Student Employees are governed by, subject to, and have rights as outlined in the University’s Misconduct in Research policies, as may be amended from time to time.  

Severability

If part of the contract is found to be unlawful, the remainder of the Agreement shall remain in full force.

Training

The Union and the University agree that the University shall provide Student Employees with trainings and/or orientations required to fulfill their duties. 

Travel

A Student Employee shall receive travel advances, direct travel funding, or timely reimbursement of expenses in accordance with the University and/or Departmental travel policy.

Union Management Committee

A joint committee shall be established to discuss the administration of the Agreement and related matters but not active grievances.

Workspace and Materials

The Union and the University agree that the University shall provide access to workspace and materials. 

Workweek

The workweek for a Student Employee shall average no more than 20 hours over the course of a semester, with emphasis placed on meeting the responsibilities assigned to the position, and on making progress toward their professional goals, and on demonstrating their intellectual and research capabilities, rather than on specific hours. 

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