Minutes from Union Executive Committee Meeting

Present – Prince Charles Alexander, Dennis Cecere, Beth Denisch, Marti Epstein, Rich Grudzinski, Danny Harrington, Teodros KirosJeff Perry, Wendy Rolfe, Jackson Schultz, David Scott and Jeri Sykes.

  1. Danny made a motion to accept the minutes from the previous meeting. Rich seconded and the vote was unanimous to accept the minutes.
  2. Sr.VP/AA has responded to the information request. We will meet with the faculty that have designed the courses for the Master’s Program. Next week will be our normal Union/Management meeting, the following week we will meet with the course authors, and then the bargain will begin. Our target date to start will be Nov. 20 during the 1-2 hour when our normal UEC meeting is.
  3. Jeff presented the budget that was prepared by the Budget Committee to the UEC. We discussed the budget and the possibility of hiring a social media guru. We will get several people to present their ideas and possible cost. The idea is to get a plan to reach the masses as we head into the next bargain (2016). We discussed the possibility of additional fees for projects and extra work that UEC members are involved with; as we negotiate for 600+ faculty the workload is getting larger. The reason we got into this in the first place is for the greater good, we should not lose sight of that, not for the money. We will table this discussion and the budget as we go forward.