Chief Negotiator’s Blog: 2.21.22

Attendees: K.Buffkin, K. Bannister, P. Diplock, G. Kersaint,

After asking for a counter proposal from the Administration on Article 19 (Compensation) for almost three weeks, and with the insistence that UConn was not going to the Breakout Room, we received a proposal at the 11th hour. As you will see, it provides a good first year to begin to address inflation, but then falls short over the length of the contract. And it fails to include any equity/retention/compression issues. We will work tomorrow on a counter proposal to have ready for the Breakout Room.

Administration Proposals

Article 19 2.21.22 University Proposal (Revised) – Compensation

University Package Proposal 2.21.22

Article 40 2.21.22 University Proposal (Revised) – Duration of the Agreement

Article 30 2.21.22 University Package Proposal[2] – Departmental Governence 

Article 35 2.21.22 UConn Counter Proposal (Revised) – Parking


UConn-AAUP Proposals

Appendix C 2.16.22 UConn-AAUP Package Counterproposal 39, C, 35 – Course Development and Intellectual Property Agreement

Article 35 2.21.22 UConn Counter Proposal – Parking

Article 12 2.21.22 UConn-AAUP Counterproposal[4] – Personnel Files

Article 39 2.16.22 UConn-AAUP Package Counterproposal 39, C and 35 -Conpensation fo On-line Course Development

Article 20 3.11.21 UConn-AAUP Counterproposal – Minimum Terms

Article 2 3.16.21 UConn-AAUP Counterproposal – Exclusion

Article 1 3.16.21 UConn-AAUP Counter Proposal – Inclusion


UConn-AAUP Update: February 21, 2022


In this Issue:

  • 2nd CALL – TESTIMONY NEEDED: Appropriations Committee Hearing for Higher Education: Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 5:00 pm, Virtually
  • Negotiations Update; Support  February 20, 2022
  • Graduate Employees Union (GEU) Rally: Wednesday, February 23rd at 2:30 pm JOIN THE RALLY

Appropriations Committee Hearing for Higher Education: Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 5:00 pm Virtually

Please respond to this email if you would like to sign up to provide oral and written to the Committee.

Follow the link to FY 2023 UConn and UConn Health Legislative Requests.

Bills to provide Oral and Written Testimony

H.B 5131 Health Insurance Benefits for Part-time Faculty Employed by the CT State University System

H.B. No. 5030 Unemployment Benefits for Adjunct Faculty (HED)

S.B. No. 8 (RAISED)The Unfunded Pension Liability Portion of the Fringe Benefit Cost for Employees of the Constituent Units of the State System of Higher Education (HED)

Also: 1) maintain the block grant funds, and 2) fund the collective bargaining increase.

Individuals who wish to testify via Zoom must register using the On-line Testimony Registration Form.  Registration will close on Monday, February 21, 2022 at 3:00 P.M.  Speaker order of approved registrants will be posted on the Appropriations Committee website on Monday, February 21, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. under Public Hearing Testimony.

Negotiations Update

Due to an illness in the Lamont administration staff, the “Escape Room” scheduled for this weekend has been moved to February 23rd, 24th, and 25th. UConn-AAUP Negotiating Team continues to meet with the administration representatives and pass proposals on several important, unresolved issues, although without much success. We will continue to stand firm on issues we feel are important for our members.

To support our Negotiating Team as they go into the final days of negotiations, we ask that you:  1) proudly display your UCONN-AAUP buttons and stickers; 2)  Follow the link to a flyer voicing support of the union to print and display on your office doors; and 3) click the link to an email card to voice your support directly to the negotiating team. Hard copies of the flyer and UCONN-AAUP buttons also will be available at the UCONN-AAUP office for easy pick-up.

Graduate Employees Union Rally: Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 2:30 pm

Join the “Rally for a Fair Contract” and show the University you support for Fair Contracts for ALL bargaining units. Meet at the Wilbur Cross steps.

In Solidarity.                                                                                                   JOIN UCONN-AAUP

Mary Ellen Junda, President

Jeffrey Ogbar, Executive Vice President

Michael Bailey, Executive Director

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