Faculty contract negotiations generally include wages, hours, and other conditions of employment as well as mutually agreed non-mandatory subjects of bargaining. Negotiators typically address wages in terms of across-the-board increases, promotion in rank, merit increases, and one-time signing bonuses. Less typically, faculty salary negotiations include various forms of equity adjustments and salary increases linked to the underlying market and social forces and to salary compression that may, or may not, be related to these forces. The authors describe how they negotiated differential discipline-specific target salaries based in part on College and University Personnel Association faculty salary data.
Blitz, Jonathan P. and Cross, Jeffrey F.
"Bargaining Market Equity Adjustments by Rank and Discipline,"
Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy: Vol. 5
, Article 5.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/jcba/vol5/iss1/5