Get Out the Vote Rally with Congressman DeFazio

Monday, October 24th from 3-4pm in the EMU Crater Lake Rooms

Join Congressman Peter DeFazio, State Representative Phil Barnhart, and State Representative Val Hoyle for a rally focused on issues impacting students and the higher education community. Join us after the rally to take direct action by calling students to GET OUT THE VOTE!

Peter DeFazio has been a longtime advocate for increasing access to higher education and has fought for federal programs such as Pell grants, federal work study, and student loan forgiveness, which helps make college more affordable.

 

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General Membership Meeting

Our Fall term General Membership Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 29. Dinner will be available at 5 pm and the meeting will run from 5:30 to 7 pm. We are in Gerlinger Lounge.

UA Researcher Happy Hour

Get out of your lab/office and join other researchers for happy hour next Thursday, July 14th from 4-6PM at the new Falling Sky in the EMU. Bring your co-workers and enjoy a beer and appetizers on United Academics.

Several members of the UA Exec Council, including our VP for NTTF Researcher Affairs, Mike Strain, will be there if you have ideas for how United Academics can help improve your academic or employment experience at the UO.

Come join us, and forward this to other researchers who might be interested in hanging out with the larger research community at the UO.

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General Membership Meeting – Fall 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 5-7 pm, Ford Alumni Center Ballroom

All full members of the union are invited to the Fall 2015 General Membership Meeting!

This meeting will feature a discussion of the new collective bargaining agreement reached over the summer, with opportunity for questions from members and bargaining team members on hand to answer.

We will also be holding the beginning of the ratification vote at the meeting.

As always, food (burritos!) will be served at 5 pm and the meeting proper will being at 5:30 pm. Beer, wine, and soda will also be available.

Tuesday, October 6, 5-7 pm, Ford Alumni Center Ballroom

Ratification!

One of the main responsibilities of full members of the union is to vote on whether or not to ratify collective bargaining agreements. The provisions bargained by your negotiating team cannot go into effect unless approved by the membership.

United Academics will be conducting a ratification vote October 6th-9th in order to allow all eligible members of United Academics to have their say on the agreement reached in August.

On October 6, eligible members of United Academics can vote at the General Membership Meeting from 5-7 pm in the Ford Alumni Center.

October 7, 8, and 9, eligible members can cast a ballot in the union office at 872 E. 13th Ave between the hours of 9 am and 4:30 pm.

Members eligible to vote are those that were employed by the University of Oregon in the last 12 months and were or are full members when employed. Faculty who are not full members but would like to vote on the CBA can join the union at the General Membership Meeting or the union office.

In order to be an informed voter, you can read a summary of the changes to the agreement or read the full agreement. You can also read all the proposals exchanged between the two parties.

Video of the “Is the UO Really Broke?” Presentation

The administration continues to claim that financial constraints do not allow them to offer more. According to forensic economist Howard Bunsis, however, the University of Oregon enjoys growing reserves, increased support from the state, stable tuition income, and very favorable first-time ratings by both national bond agencies. Last Thursday evening, Bunsis presented his evidence in a presentation titled “Is the UO Really Broke?” For Bunsis’s slides, click here.