I Am “All-In” With UConn-AAUP

I Am “All-In” With UConn-AAUP

At the Annual Membership Meeting on October 24, 2019, UConn-AAUP announced its I Am “All-In” With UConn-AAUP membership confirmation campaign as it prepares to negotiate improvements to the current collective bargaining agreement that expires on June 30 2021. The campaign is geared to: Signing new members to UConn-AAUP; Identifying new...

Introducing Kwame Martin, AAUP National Organizer

Introducing Kwame Martin, AAUP National Organizer

UConn-AAUP introduces Kwame Martin, National AAUP Organizer, who has been assigned to assist in membership development and organizing for the new collective bargaining agreement. (The current agreement expires June 30, 2021.) Kwame has extensive experience in organizing and will be a vital part of establishing support for the upcoming negotiations....

E-Newsletter: September 2019

E-Newsletter: September 2019

September 13, 2019 Newsletter Mary Gallucci, Editor President’s Message: Agenda for 2019-20 Tom Bontly Welcome back for a new academic year! Throughout the Summer and into the Fall, your UConn-AAUP chapter has been hard at work. Here is a brief update on a few of the bigger items on our...

UConn-AAUP Leadership meets with President Designate Katsouleas

UConn-AAUP Leadership meets with President Designate Katsouleas

UConn-AAUP leadership, led by President Tom Bontly, met with President Designate Tom Katsouleas to welcome him to our campus. President Katsouleas reiterated his commitment to doubling the research capacity of UConn over the next 10 years and working with UConn-AAUP to address the unfunded pension liability drag on research funds.

Testifying at the State Capitol

Testifying at the State Capitol

Oskar Harmon, Ibrahim Elali, Kevin Claffey, Bruce Mayer and Tom Bontly after testifying at the Higher Eduction Committee on February 21, 2019. Testimony was in support of eliminating the unfunded liability attached to the fringe benefits costs on research grants.

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Introducing Kwame Martin, AAUP National Organizer

UConn-AAUP introduces Kwame Martin, National AAUP Organizer, who has been assigned to assist in membership development and organizing for the new collective bargaining agreement. (The current agreement expires June 30, 2021.) Kwame has extensive experience in organizing and will be a vital part of establishing support for the upcoming negotiations....

You’re Invited: UConn-AAUP Luncheon 10-24-19

UConn-AAUP Members Only Luncheon Thursday, October 24, 2019 12 noon Student Union, Storrs Campus Room 331 UConn-AAUP members are invited! Discussions will include – • UConn-AAUP Constitution Changes See the proposed changes on our website: UConn-AAUP Constitution Changes • UConn-AAUP Negotiations Update • Membership Update • UConn Budget Issues •...

E-Newsletter: September 2019

September 13, 2019 Newsletter Mary Gallucci, Editor President’s Message: Agenda for 2019-20 Tom Bontly Welcome back for a new academic year! Throughout the Summer and into the Fall, your UConn-AAUP chapter has been hard at work. Here is a brief update on a few of the bigger items on our...

Announcement of Constitution and ByLaws changes

In 2017, the Supreme Court in Janus ruled that agency fee payers were no longer required to pay dues to the unions that represented them in collective bargaining. This overturned a 1977  Supreme Court decision in Abood v Detroit Board of Education which required all members of the bargaining units...

Joerg Tiede: “Academic Freedom in the Age of Trump”

Joerg Tiede, National AAUP Senior Program Officer, addresses a group of faculty at this UConn-AAUP event. His presentation focused on witnessing the legislative and gubernatorial attacks on individual faculty members, course offerings, governing boards, the institution of tenure, and the institutional autonomy of colleges and universities. In addressing the Campus...

SEPTEMBER 2019 UCONN-AAUP UPCOMING EVENTS

UCONN-AAUP UPCOMING EVENTS PLEASE JOIN US! September 18, 2019 – 4:00-6:00 pm – McHugh Hall Room #206 – National AAUP Senior Program Officer Hans-Joerg Tiede, Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure and Governance will present “Academic Freedom in the Age of Trump.” Today’s political climate has become increasingly inimical to academic freedom....

New Board of Trustees Chair – Dan Toscano

On Thursday, August 29, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont named finance executive Dan Toscano as chair of the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees. Dan is the managing director of global leveraged finance at Morgan Stanley & Co. He is a graduate of the University in 1987 and currently a member...

UConn-AAUP Leadership meets with President Designate Katsouleas

UConn-AAUP leadership, led by President Tom Bontly, met with President Designate Tom Katsouleas to welcome him to our campus. President Katsouleas reiterated his commitment to doubling the research capacity of UConn over the next 10 years and working with UConn-AAUP to address the unfunded pension liability drag on research funds.