BT: Rob Hugel, Carol Manahan, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Pamina Traylor, David Skolnick
SEIU: Celeste Peterson
Administration: Tom Haakenson, Sherry Kauppi, Mike Vartain, Bill Teeling
The meeting began with the administration team handing out their agenda for the meeting. It was agreed that both teams had authority to make tentative agreements, and that neither side would invite the media to bargaining sessions.
The majority of the meeting was taken up by administration presenting their statement of intent and goals for the negotiations as well as presenting its proposals. There was some disagreement over who is included in the bargaining unit and there will be ongoing discussions.
While both the administration and the non-ranked faculty bargaining team expressed a desire to conclude negotiations as quickly as possible, BT expressed our opinion that a good contract was more important than a speedily negotiated contract.
BT handed the administration our initial proposals, which included our general statement of intent, definitions of the parties involved and terms used, union security/checkoff and rights, non-discrimination clause, labor management committee, and health and safety.
Both parties will examine each other’s proposals over the next week, and at our next bargaining meeting on Wednesday 1/14/15, we will continue to discuss and attempt to come to agreements on the issues raised in today’s meeting.