Minutes from Union Executive Committee Meeting

Present – Michael Abraham, Prince Charles Alexander,Dennis Cecere, Peg Codding, Peter Cokkinias, Danny Harrington, Helen Lewis, Jeff Perry, Denise Pons, Stephanie Reich, Wendy Rolfe, Tom Stein, David Scott, Andrew Shryock, Will Silvio, and Jeri Sykes.

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

  2. Prince Charles made a presentation on the faculty perspective of the new IP language that is in the early stages. He served on the committee and brought the UEC concerns from the language that the UEC put together for the bargain in 2013. The UEC hired David Herlihy to go through our contract, etc. to come up with new language for the bargain in 2013. The topic was brought up again in 2017 and the committee was created to provide new IP language for the college. Prince Charles brought these concepts and ideas to the committee. The new policy is very faculty, staff, and student friendly: they are pulling the ownership away from the college and giving it to the author of the work. The administration needs to bargain this with the Union. We have the General Counsel from AFT National to review the IP language as is to make sure we are protecting the faculty’s best interest.

  3. Wendy discussed the earned sick-leave state law with HR. HR will talk to Academic Affais in regards to the earned sick-leave policy and we will be discussing the college policy and the state law at length going forward.

  4. The scholarship committee made a presentation on a possible scholarship funded by the Union for a student in student government. We will discuss further going forward. Perhaps engage with Institutional Advancement.