Op-Ed: Funds for research at UConn pay big dividends

Op-Ed: Funds for research at UConn pay big dividends

Funds for research at UConn pay big dividends  4/23/17 Reprinted from CT Mirror Viewpoints & the Stamford Advocate  Each year, several publications identify the best public research universities in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report, though not without its limitations, has become the “go to” guide for...

2017 CT State Conference-AAUP Annual Spring Meeting

2017 CT State Conference-AAUP Annual Spring Meeting

CSC-AAUP Annual Spring Meeting Friday, May 12, 2017, 5:30pm-9:00pm, The Graduate Club, New Haven. Dear AAUP Member: On behalf of CSC-AAUP President Uchenna Nwachuku and members of the Executive Committee I invite you to attend our Annual Spring Meeting. On Friday May 12, 2017, the Connecticut State Conference-AAUP will hold...

SEBAC Response to Gov. 4-20 Layoff Announcement: Cutting Jobs “No Way to Achieve Prosperity”

SEBAC Response to Gov. 4-20 Layoff Announcement: Cutting Jobs “No Way to Achieve Prosperity”

The Administration has announced that it will begin formally notifying union leaders of contingency plans for layoffs.  The administration has indicated the action is being taken now because of notice requirements in various collective bargaining agreements.   Still more public service layoffs would just make things worse for Connecticut. Layoffs...

2017-2018 UConn-AAUP Executive Committee Election Results

2017-2018 UConn-AAUP Executive Committee Election Results

2017-2018 UConn-AAUP Executive Committee – Results                                                                                                                          UCONN-AAUP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2017-2018 ELECTION RESULTS   Congratulations to the newly-elected UConn-AAUP Executive Committee.  The newly-elected officers and members-at-large will hold office from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  They are as follows:   PRESIDENT                              THOMAS BONTLY            ...

Updated w/Recording: April 12 SEBAC/Negotiations Info Session

Updated w/Recording: April 12 SEBAC/Negotiations Info Session

  UCONN-AAUP INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS SCHEDULE/AGENDA UConn-AAUP is attempting to schedule a series of informational meetings for all members of the bargaining unit. The purpose of these meetings is to provide an opportunity for members to be updated on the progress of negotiations with our administration toward a collective bargaining agreement...

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Chief Negotiator’s Blog- Bargaining Session #1

Day 1- September 11, 2015 Negotiations commenced at 8:45am and after somewhat lengthy introductions, a couple of housekeeping issues were taken care of, including alternating the caucus room, time for concluding the negotiations for the day, and if and when a lunch would be taken. It’s customary for AAUP chapters...

Watch the National AAUP President’s Lecture at UCONN 9/10/15

9-10-15 National AAUP President and Professor Emeritus (Economics) Rudy Fichtebaum addressed the Executive Committee and the membership to jump start contract negotiations set to begin on Friday 9-11-15. The talk focused on the neoliberal attack on higher education and AAUP’s role in responding to the crisis. The talk was livestreamed but...

Chief Negotiator’s Blog – September 3, 2015

September 3, 2015 – Law firm relationships with other AAUP Chapters  A quick call to our affiliate AAUP chapters at Rutgers and the Biomedical and Health Sciences of New Jersey (BHSNJ) has revealed that Attorney Peirano was hired by the administrations as the lead negotiator at those two Universities with...

Chief Negotiator’s Blog – September 2, 2015

September 2, 2015 – Law Firm Settles Sexual Harassment Suit  McElroy Deutsch Settles Sexual Harassment Suit, Charles Toutant, New Jersey Law Journal, July 2015 McElroy Deutsch Faces Gender Bias, Sexual Harassment Suit, Charles Toutant, New Jersey Law Journal, April 2015 A cursory investigation of the firm has led to two...

Chief Negotiator’s Blog-September 1, 2015

September 1, 2015- University Hires Outside Law Firm  On September 1, 2015, Attorney Michael Eagen, UCONN Office of Faculty ad Staff Labor Relations, announced that the Administration had entered into an agreement with the law firm McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney, & Carpenter LLP to represent their interests at the bargaining table....

Chief Negotiator’s Blog-August 31

August 31, 2015 – Negotiation Dates  Negotiation dates confirmed After indicating to the Administration that our negotiating team would be available to meet on Wednesday mornings and Friday all-day for the remainder of the year, on August 27th the Administration returned a list of dates of which only 6 dates...

Chief Negotiator’s Blog- August 27

Copied from August 27, 2015 UCONN-AAUP Newsletter. Chief Negotiator’s Message Michael Bailey, UCONN-AAUP Executive Director As previously reported to you, the administration has decided to hire a law firm to represent their interests at the negotiation table. This is the first time since collective bargaining began at UCONN in 1976...