Minutes from Union Executive Committee Meeting

Present – Prince Charles Alexander, Dennis Cecere, Peggy Codding, Peter Cokkinias, Beth Denisch, Marti Epstein, Rich Grudzinski, Danny Harrington, Jonathan Holland, Teodros Kiros, Wendy Rolfe, Jackson Schultz, Will Silvio, Jeri Sykes.

  1. Jackson opened the meeting with a discussion of the NLRB decision.  Next week will be a Union/Management meeting.
  2. Danny makes a motion to accept last week’s minutes.  Jonathan seconds.  The vote is unanimous.
  3. New contract discussion meeting:  Thursday October 10th in room 1A.
  4. Jackson: Faculty are asking for updated salary stats.  Dennis is asked to update the stats using the latest numbers.  Jeff Perry will provide the office with the latest numbers from the college.  
  5. Faculty member Carmen Morale is asking for support after her apartment was lost to a fire.  Jackson suggests giving Carmen $3,000.00.  Danny makes a motion to give Carmen $3,000.00 of support.  Rich seconds.  The vote is unanimous.
  6. Jackson passed around the document that Management has to post at the college as part of the ULP ruling.
  7. Wendy brings up the MOU language Jay has given us on the benefits committee.  This is not what we agreed to at the table.
  8. Jackson tells the committee that after next week’s management meeting, those that can stay after can look over the college’s MOU language.
  9. Dennis asks if there is a deadline that needs to be met to complete the contract.  Jackson doesn’t believe so.
  10. Peggy:  Our department is rapidly constructing blended courses.  There are significant pressures to finish these courses with almost no pay for their creation.