Minutes from Union Executive Committee Meeting

Present – Michael Abraham, Prince Charles Alexander, Dennis Cecere, Beth Denisch, Marti Epstein, Danny Harrington, Jonathan Holland, Teodros Kiros,Jeff Perry, Wendy Rolfe, Jackson Schultz, David Scott, Will Silvio and Jeri Sykes.

  1. Marti made a motion to accept the minutes from the previous meeting. Peter seconded and the vote was unanimous to accept the minutes.
  2. We discussed “The Advocate” union paper: they are seeking articles.
  3. We discussed the demand to bargain over the Masters Program starting on campus fall of 2015. There is still no response from management; we may file an Unfair Labor charge if they don’t respond in a timely manner. Many topics to cover: weighting, hours, office hours, teaching assistants, who will teach, etc. Jackson will ask for information regarding the Valencia program and their model. Beth, Peggy, Jonathan, Jackson, Wendy, and Marti will set-up an additional meeting to discuss these topics.
  4. We discussed our website and the visibility or lack of, maybe a Facebook page? Looking forward to the next bargain and communication with faculty. Maybe we hire a social media guru to assist in the creation of the pages with perhaps a Newsletter attached to increase our visibility and getting our message out. Michael Johnson made a presentation at BTOT regarding social media; we will try and bring him in to discuss options. We need to get someone to handle a Newsletter as well.
  5. The UEC has been invited to address the Board of Trustees at their December meeting; we will organize a strong presentation.
  6. Roger has issued an Ice Bucket Challenge to Jackson. Danny is going to be in charge of setting this up Wednesday at 1:00 pm in front of 1140.