UConn-AAUP Update: November 7, 2023

UConn-AAUP Update: November 7, 2023

In this Issue:

  • Connecticut is Neglecting Its State Employees” – Lyle Scruggs, CT Mirror, October 30, 2023
  • National AAUP Staff Negotiations  
  • Save the date! UConn-AAUP Advocacy training December 4th
  • Adjunct Forum Notes

Connecticut is Neglecting Its State Employees”

Professor Lyle Scruggs recent Op-ed in the CT Mirror pointing out the real impact of high inflation.

https://ctmirror.org/2023/10/30/ct-state-employees-pension-retirement-salary-cola-adjustment/ 

National AAUP Staff Union Negotiations Update 

The National AAUP Management and the National AAUP-Staff Union are in the 16th month without a contract. The staff union has 22 members. On Tuesday Oct 31, the Union staged the first day of a rolling virtual strike.

For a description of the view of the AAUP Staff Union on the click on the link here to the  AAUP Staff Union blog, At the bottom of the blog page is a link to sign up for updates on the negotiations.

This is their Facebook page.   The article “AAUP, Itself a Union, Is Locked in a Contract Fight With Its Own Staff Union”, Insider Higher Ed, September 26, 2023, describes the differences in the proposals of management and union. For a description of the view of AAUP Management on the state of the negotiations and the virtual strike (10/31/23) click here.

 UConn-AAUP & UConn Labor Coalition

UConn-AAUP is partnering with the UConn Labor Coalition on an Advocacy Training Day. The day will support building connections among UConn union leaders & staff while discussing key issues of the upcoming legislative session.  Additional information will be provided in the coming weeks. The Advocacy Day is planned for December 4th from 12-2 at the State Capitol. Send Gina an email if you would like to attend.

Adjunct Forum Notes

On October 23, 2023, UConn-AAUP leaders held the first of several planned forums to listen and talk with members. Adjuncts were updated on current issues of concern, but mainly were provided an opportunity to answer two questions: How can UConn-AAUP make their work/life balance better for them, and what can they do to become more engaged with their union. Additional virtual forums will be held later this semester and next semester.

In Solidarity,

Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar, President
Jean McCarthy, Executive Vice President
Michael Bailey, Executive Director
Tel 860.487.0450