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.

E-Newsletter: May 2019

E-Newsletter: May 2019

UConn-AAUP Newsletter May 1, 2019 Highlights  May 20th Rally for a Moral Budget From the Chapater President – Tom Bontly UConn-AAUP Committe W (Women) Faculty Traveling Funding Welcome President Katsouleas

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.

So you think you are a member of AAUP?

So you think you are a member of AAUP?

  Many faculty members assume that they are active members of the Chapter because the University deducts a portion of their paycheck for AAUP dues. Your title makes you part of the bargaining unit covered by the UConn-AAUP contract but it does not make you a member. One must opt in...

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On Wednesday 9/30 Risa Lieberwitz, Esq. National AAUP General Counsel and Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell lectured on “Civility and Academic Freedom”. The lecture was archived and can be watched here: https://mediasite.dl.uconn.edu/Mediasite/Play/325f07735a0d427991a2293de280f1c21d The day before she lectured at the Stamford campus with a talk titled ” The 360 Degree...

Chief Negotiator’s Blog- Bargaining Session #1

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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

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Chief Negotiator’s Blog – September 2, 2015

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