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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National AAUP General Counsel Visits UCONN

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

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...