Posted February 28, 2024

Temple University and PASNAP reach new four-year agreement

PASNAP is the bargaining unit that represents research nurses at Temple’s Main Campus and at the Health Sciences Center.

Temple marker pictured.
Photography By: 
Ryan S. Brandenberg

Temple University and the Pennsylvania Association of School Nurses and Practitioners (PASNAP) have reached a new four-year agreement that includes annual pay increases and additional enhancements to the union members’ vacation leave, beeper pay rate, sick leave payout, as well as vacation rollover. 

PASNAP is the bargaining unit that represents research nurses at Temple’s Main Campus and the Health Sciences Center. In total, 27 Temple employees are represented through this union. 

“We respect and appreciate our bargaining units, and we always look to reach a mutually beneficial agreement, which is what we were able to accomplish in this instance,” said Sharon Boyle, vice president for human resources. “We are excited to be able to reward our employees, and we appreciate all of the work that everyone put into getting this deal done.” 

As part of the new agreement, PASNAP employees will now receive a 5% raise that is retroactive to Oct. 1, 2023. Then, moving forward, PASNAP will receive an additional 5% raise each year on Oct. 1 through 2025 and an additional 4% raise on Oct. 1, 2026. 

The sides came to terms on the agreement on Thursday, Feb. 22, and the contract was ratified on Monday, Feb. 26. 

PASNAP is one of the 11 bargaining units Temple works with to ensure fair and sustainable terms of employment. This most recent agreement with the union was reached after 11 bargaining sessions. 

Negotiations started Aug. 30, 2023, and the chief negotiator for Temple was Joseph Tiberi, Temple’s assistant director for labor relations. 

“Temple takes pride in its history of consistently reaching positive outcomes with its 11 bargaining units, and this is the latest example of that,” Tiberi said. “We are thankful to PASNAP’s negotiating team for working with the university to find common ground, and it is also great to be able to reward our hardworking employees with what we believe to be a very strong contract.” 

The new agreement is in effect through Sept. 30, 2027.