UConn-AAUP Members Update: September 2, 2020

In this issue:

  • Virtual Membership Meeting – September 4, 2020, 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm
  • Contract Action Team (CAT) 

Virtual Membership Meeting – September 4, 2020 – 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm via Zoom

As per the UConn-AAUP ByLaws, a membership meeting (for dues paying members only) must be convened to review the proposals that the bargaining team will submit for negotiations. During the Spring 2020 semester, the Contract Committee established subcommittees to review the contract and propose improvements. A report was developed by the committee and will be presented at the September 4, 2020 meeting. Negotiations for the expiring successor agreement will begin on September 15, 2020.

Members who would like to join the meeting should follow this Zoom link. If you have a question you would like to ask in advance, please submit the question to Tom Bontly (t.bontly43@gmail.com). The chat function will also be available during the meeting.

Contract Action Team (CAT)

The Contract Action Team is comprised of members of the Chapter who would like to support the negotiating team during negotiations by engaging in activity’s away from the table. In past negotiations the CAT organized a petition signing drive that hand delivered signatures supporting improvements to the academic freedom language in the contract. Or the CAT was responsible for distributing information about negotiations through social media outlets.

The CAT is holding two Zoom meeting times (same topics, two times) next week for anyone interest in participating. Zoom links to follow.

Tuesday September 8, 2020 at 10:00 am

Wednesday September 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

Thank you.

Mary Ellen Junda, President

Jeffrey Ogbar, Executive Vice President

Michael Bailey, Executive Director