Chief Negotiator’s Blog 2.25.21

Attendees: K. Buffkin, K. Bannister, T Cheng, P. Diplock, G Kersaint, J. Wade

UConn-AAUP Proposals

Article 9 2.25.21 UConn-AAUP Proposal

Article 18 2..25.21 UConn-AAUP Counterproposal

Article 10 2.25.21 UConn-AAUP Counterproposal[3]

Administration Proposals

Article 10 2.25.21 University Counterproposal

Article 15 2.24.21 University Counterproposal

Article 20 2.25.21 University Counterproposal

Article 17 2.25.21 University Counterproposal

CALL FOR ACTION: Demonstration at CCSU this FRIDAY

THIS EMAIL IS BEING SENT ON BEHALF OF THE UCONN-AAUP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO ENCOURAGE ANYONE WHO IS AVAILABLE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT

 

The Executive Committee of CSC–AAUP endorses CSU–AAUP’s fight for quality higher education
and urges your participation in an
OUTDOOR demonstration
on the CCSU campus:

A CALL FOR ACTION
STAND UP & TURN OUT  

SUPPORT CSU-AAUP IN ITS FIGHT FOR QUALITY HIGHER EDUCATION
Take the assaults on academic freedom, creative activity, shared governance, and collective bargaining OFF THE TABLE.

Join AAUP members outside at CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
in front of Davidson Hall on Stanley Street
(campus parking map attached)

FRIDAY, February 26, 2021
10:45 AM TO 11:45 AM

RSVP: https://forms.gle/UC5vzV1ad9mREPH59

map of CCSU campus, Stanley Street, New Britain

 

 

NOTE: There is a lot of construction at CCSU right now, so some of the closer lots are closed. There are, however, a few handicap accessible spots in front of Davidson.

Chief Negotiator’s Blog 2.23.21

Attendees: K. Buffkin, K. Bannister, P. Diplock, G Kersaint, J. Wade, T. Cheng

Administration Proposals:

Article 22 2.23.21 University Counterproposal[2]

UConn-AAUP Proposals

Article 3 2.23.21 UConn-AAUP Counterproposal

Article 15 2.23.21 UConn-AAUP Counterproposal[1]sent

Article 1 2.23.21 UConn-AAUP Proposal

Article 2 2.23.21 UConn-AAUP Counter Proposal

Article 20 2.23.21 UConn-AAUP Proposal

Article 32 2.23.21 UConn-AAUP Counter Proposal

Article 8 1.14.21 UConn-AAUP Counterproposal[2]

Article 10 2.23.21 UConn-AAUP Counterproposal(1)

Article 28 2.23.21 UConn-AAUP revised-2[1]

 

Chief Negotiator’s Blog 2.18.20

Attendees: K. Buffkin, K. Bannister, G. Kersaint, T Cheng, P. Diplock, Special Guests Scott Jordan, Lloyd Blanchard, and Chris Delello

Scott and Lloyd made a Powerpoint presentation on the UConn budget.

Administration Proposals

Article 10 2.16.21 University Counterproposal

Article 3 2.10.21 University Counterproposal

Article 32 2.4.21 University Proposal

UConn-AAUP Proposal

Article 12 2.18.21 UConn-AAUP Proposal

SEBAC Response to Governor Lamont’s Budget Address

SEBAC Responds to the Governor’s Budget

By

Drew Phelan on Yesterday, February 11 – 11:30am

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“The governor’s budget assumes still more sacrifices from Connecticut’s public employees and working families, many of who have risked, and continue to risk, their lives every day to provide the much needed services that our most vulnerable populations have relied on before and during the pandemic, and all of who have already sacrificed so much in the interest of the people they serve.

“Fortunately, collective bargaining isn’t based on the boss’s assumptions, but on the facts, and on the collective voices of the front-line workers. We intend to bargain not just for fair wages, but for powerful and effective public services and for contracts that benefit all of Connecticut’s people.

“This is just one of the many assumptions in the governor’s budget that we find profoundly troubling because it is so out of touch with the needs of all working families. At its core, this proposed document assumes we can address the critical issues affecting all of Connecticut’s working families without profound reinvestment in the public services and public structures upon which our communities and our economy depends.

“That assumption is false, and we are proud to be part of the broad fight for a budget that will turn the economy around for all of Connecticut’s working families, not just the ultra-wealthy. We invite Connecticut’s multi-millionaires and billionaires who have profited so much during the pandemic to join us in that fight by finally paying their fair share.”

 

UConn-AAUP Update: February 9, 2021

National AAUP Campaign for a New Deal for Higher Education

Dear UConn-AAUP Member,

With the new administration and Congress come new opportunities to ensure significant, sustainable public investment in higher education.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the long-standing crisis in public higher education. Declining state support, the erosion of tenure and shared governance, the increased use of contingent appointments, and the loss of the faculty voice on campus are threatening the core mission of higher education in our society. Now is the time to stand up for a just, inclusive system of higher education—one that can help transform our society.

We need a new deal for higher education.

On Wednesday, February 10, at 2 p.m. EST, join us for a launch of our campaign for a New Deal for Higher Education. Register here for the Zoom session.

Together with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and allies and supporters across the higher education community, we’re proposing an ambitious agenda that centers on four main values:

  1. building prosperity from the bottom up;
  2. advancing social, racial, and economic justice;
  3. strengthening democracy and civil society; and
  4. fostering knowledge and innovation.

The New Deal for Higher Education platform will seek to recenter our public colleges and universities as a common good. In addition to addressing tuition costs, institutional funding, and student debt relief, we will pursue reforms related to racial injustice and inequities, labor practices, academic freedom and governance, federal research funding, technical and vocational education, and a host of other challenges that have diminished our national capacity to educate our communities.

To kick off the campaign, an online roundtable discussion will be held on February 10th at 2:00 PM with AAUP president Irene Mulvey, AFT president Randi Weingarten, and our partners at Scholars for a New Deal for Higher Education and the Roosevelt Institute.

RSVP to the virtual launch to learn more about the path ahead in our fight to transform higher education.

We will be in touch soon with more updates on what promises to be an exciting campaign.

Twitter handles@SFNDHE@rooseveltinst@AAUP,  @AFTUnion, @imulvey,  @rweingarten

Hashtag: #NewDeal4HigherEd

In solidarity,

Thank you.

Mary Ellen Junda (Music)

President, UConn-AAUP

 

Michael Bailey

Executive Director

UConn-AAUP

860-487-0450

 

UConn-AAUP 2021-2022 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE SLATE

Below is the slate of candidates for the Executive Committee of the UConn Chapter, American Association of University Professors selected by the UConn-AAUP Nominating Committee for the year beginning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

The Constitution of the Chapter allows for further nominations.   Any further nominations, or self-nominations, must be received by the UConn-AAUP Office no later than February 12, 2021.  A biographical sketch of each candidate will be sent to eligible voters with the ballot.

Only active/dues paying AAUP members are eligible to vote in Chapter elections.  If you are not an active/dues paying member but wish to become one, please follow the Electronic Membership Form link and submit your form by March 12, 2021.

The election will begin on Thursday, April 1 and end on Thursday, April 15 at 11:59 p.m.  VOTING WILL BE CONDUCTED ELECTRONICALLY VIA SURVEY AND BALLOT SYSTEMS WEB-BASED VOTING SOFTWARE.  You will receive an email on April 1 from AAUP UCONN Chapter Election with voting instructions, login information, and your personalized pass code.  If you do not receive this e-mail notification on April 1, please contact the UConn-AAUP office or email: debrar@uconnaaup.org.

Elected members of the UConn-AAUP Executive Committee will represent this Chapter at National AAUP meetings and vote on behalf of the UConn-AAUP Chapter.

2021-2022 UCONN-AAUP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CANDIDATE SLATE

PRESIDENT:                                             MARY ELLEN JUNDA                      MUSIC

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT:          JEFFREY OGBAR                              HISTORY

VICE PRES/MEMBERSHIP & ORG:   LOUISE SIMMONS                           SOCIAL WORK-HARTFORD

SEC/TREASURER:                                  OSKAR HARMON                              ECONOMICS-STAMFORD

REGIONAL CAMPUS REP:                    SUMAN MAJUMDAR                      STATISTICS-STAMFORD

 

MEMBERS AT LARGE:

JESSICA DAFHNE AGUIRRE         CHEMISTRY

AMVROSSIOS BAGTZOGLOU       CIVIL & ENVIRON ENGR

MONICA BOCK                                  ART/ART HISTORY

LAURA BURTON                               EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

JOSEPH CRIVELLO                         PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROBIOLOGY

MARIA-LUZ FERNANDEZ             NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES

MARY GALLUCCI                             ENGLISH

FAQUIR JAIN                                    ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGR

JEAN MCCARTHY                            SPEECH, LANGUAGE & HEARING SCIENCES

MICHAEL MORRELL                      POLITICAL SCIENCE

FATMA SELAMPINAR                     CHEMISTRY

INGRID SEMAAN                              SOCIOLOGY-STAMFORD

UConn-AAUP NOMINATING COMMITTEE – J. OGBAR & D. AGUIRRE