Temple proposes compensation and healthcare benefits increases in counterproposal to TAUP

Dear colleagues,

On Wednesday, Temple University’s negotiating team once again met with representatives of the Temple Association of University Professionals (TAUP)—the union that represents full- and part-time faculty members, librarians, and academic professionals at 13 of Temple’s 17 schools and colleges—to continue the collective bargaining process.

In an effort to advance the negotiations, the university presented a new comprehensive economic counterproposal to TAUP which responds to many of the union’s economic proposals presented over the last several months. The university has carefully evaluated TAUP’s counterproposal alongside the union’s priorities to provide a substantial economic proposal responsive to the union’s demands. We believe our latest proposal addresses TAUP’s goal of providing higher salary increases for those faculty who are paid less, which has been identified as a key union priority, and provides substantial, competitive increases to all members of the bargaining unit.

Retroactive to July 1, 2023, the new proposal would see all full-time bargaining unit employees receive the greater of either a 4% or $3,750 raise. For context, all employees who make $93,750 or less would receive the $3,750 raise while employees who make more than that would receive a 4% raise. All full-time bargaining unit members would also be eligible for a 1% merit pool, and they would then receive 2% across-the-board raises with an additional 1% merit pool in each of the next four years.

The new proposal also would increase the salary minimum for full-time faculty by 12%, librarians by 14.5% and academic professionals by 72.4%. It would increase the per-credit minimum for adjunct faculty by 19%, offer prescription coverage for adjunct faculty, and add paid parental leave for academic professionals and librarians. Further details on the university’s counterproposal can be found in this Temple Now piece.

TAUP and the university will meet next on Tuesday, April 16, and Wednesday, May 1, and we are working to schedule additional meetings for May.

As always, we encourage you to stay up to date with the collective bargaining process by visiting the TAUP Negotiations page.


Sharon Boyle
Vice President for Human Resources