Minutes from Union Executive Committee Meeting

Present –Dennis Cecere, Peter Cokkinias, Marti Epstein, Danny Harrington, Helen Lewis, Jeff Perry, Stephanie Reich, Wendy Rolfe, Jackson Schultz, David Scott, Elizabeth Seitz, Andrew Shryock, Will Silvio, and Jeri Sykes.

  1. Danny made a motion to accept the minutes from the previous meeting. Helen seconded and the vote was unanimous to accept the minutes.

  2. AFT conference May 3 and 4: Danny, Helen, Jackson, Peter, and David.

  3. NY conference, April 7-9: Danny, David, Stephanie, Will, and Andrew.

  4. Election – election committee will be in contact with AAA. The on-line election is not really possible as this will be a contested election with multiple candidates for offices. The department of labor does not recognize contested on-line elections so a paper ballot is the better way to go. There is not really a higher participation for turnout with on-line elections according to AAA. Their recommendation is doing a paper ballot to each faculty member’s home that they would send directly into AAA in NY to be counted. AAA would then share the results with the Election Committee and they will email all faculty. We are setting up a timeline right now and will proceed accordingly. Marti made a motion for the election to be done by paper ballot mailed to faculty member’s homes, Dennis seconded, and the vote was unanimous to have the election via paper ballot sent to faculty member’s homes.

  5. We have two active grievances both at step three with the Provost.

  6. Jackson brought up creating a scholarship for a student, criteria may include someone on student government. Let’s create a sub-committee to research further: Dennis, Andrew, Wendy, and Peter.

  7. All-faculty meeting Thursday, March 7, 1-2 to discuss the faculty budget.