Welcome to Spring semester 2016. At the bargaining session last Friday, January 15th, the administration presented three new counterproposals on a Policy Against Workplace Violence, Employment Vacancies Not Covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and Faculty Development Grants and Development Leave. A tentative agreement on A Policy Against Workplace Violence was signed, and the union bargaining team is preparing responses to the two other counterproposals. These will be submitted at the start of the next bargaining session, on Thursday, January 21. We are encouraged by the productiveness of the last two meetings and for our part intend to maintain a steady pace of work towards the final contract. We also want to remind you about the upcoming membership meeting:
Friday, January 29, 12-1:30pm
Martinez 5 (above the print studio).
This will be a great opportunity to hear more about the negotiations, ask questions of the bargaining team, share your ideas, and connect with your fellow union members. The meeting will be held We look forward to seeing you there!
Finally, we should all take heart at the excellent news from Northeastern University. After 16 months of negotiations and a potential walkout, a settlement has just been reached with the administration that makes significant improvements in adjunct faculty pay and job security. Read about it here. Closer to home, Mills College is approaching the signing of a contract with its adjunct union. The movement is spreading, and we are a part of it!
Your Bargaining Team