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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UConn-AAUP Newsletter

UConn-AAUP Newsletter Spring 2019 President’s Column – Tom Bontly Janus Last summer, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in the case of Janus v. AFSCME that public employee unions can no longer collected “agency” or “fair share” fees from unit members who refuse to join the union but nonetheless reap...

UConn-AAUP Annual Meeting

UCONN-AAUP ANNUAL CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP MEETING & LUNCHEON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019 12 NOON STUDENT UNION, ROOM 331 STORRS CAMPUS AGENDA: INTRODUCTION OF NEWLY-ELECTED EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS-AT-LARGE ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES OF APRIL 25, 2018 ADOPTION OF UCONN-AAUP CHAPTER BUDGET/DUES RATE FOR 2019-2020 (No change) ADOPTION OF UCONN-AAUP PAC BUDGET...

Amending the Constitution and By-Laws

UConn-AAUP Active Members: In response to the Supreme Court decision in Janus, UConn-AAUP Executive Committee has approved amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws and will be bringing those amendments to the Annual Chapter Meeting scheduled for April 17, 2019. An informational meeting has been scheduled for April 10, 2019, 10:00...

2019 UConn-AAUP Excellence Awards

THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS We are pleased to inform you that the UConn-AAUP Excellence Awards Committee selected the following faculty members as recipients of the 2019 UConn-AAUP Excellence Awards: TEACHING EXCELLENCE: EARLY CAREER MICHAEL FINIGUERRA, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN-RESIDENCE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY...

Governor Lamont proposes shared-risk COLA for retirees

GOVERNOR LAMONT PROPOSES LONG-OVERDUE STRUCTURAL REFORMS: “THIS IS THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS, BUT WE CAN’T CONTINUE ALONG THE SAME PATH AND EXPECT THAT THINGS WILL FIX THEMSELVES”   (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today released a strategic plan outlining real structural reforms to the state budget, specifically around...

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.

2019-2020 UConn-AAUP Executive Committee Candidate Slate

B U L L E T I N JANUARY 31, 2019 2019-2020 UCONN-AAUP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CANDIDATE SLATE Below is the slate of candidates for the Executive Committee of the UConn Chapter, American Association of University Professors selected by the UConn-AAUP Nominating Committee for the year beginning July 1, 2019 through...

E-Newsletter: December 2018

Editor:  Mary Gallucci  UConn-AAUP Executive Committee   President’s Message – Tom Bontly As 2018 fades into memory and we look forward to 2019, I am reminded of the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice”.  The Reverend Dr....

New Promotion, Tenure, and Reappointment Information

During negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement, the parties agreed to negotiate new terms and conditions for promotion, tenure and reappointment (PTR) for bargaining unit members. After initial discussions, the parties realized it would be wise to negotiate PTR separately with other members of the faculty and administration at...

UConn-AAUP President’s Message on Janus Decision

The University of Connecticut Chapter of                                                            AAUP     THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS, INC.                                         June 27, 2018 Dear Colleague, Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Janus...