Around the world, May 1 is the biggest labor day of the year. Meet at noon, Thursday, May 1st at the east entrance of Prince Lucien Campbell Hall for a rally and march in support of local labor unions in tough negotiations.
Join the AFT-Oregon Political & Legislative Affairs Committee, and members from LCCEF 2417, UAUO 3209, & GTFF 3544 for upcoming candidate interviews – let’s have a conversation about how to advocate for a fair workplace and strong education where the shared goals of education professionals are protected in Salem.
Please RSVP to Julia Trist, AFT-Oregon Political Organizer, juliat(at)aft-oregon(dot)org and join us at 10am for a quick interview orientation.
Eugene Public Library, Singer Room (2nd Floor) at 10am-5pm
All full members of United Academics are invited to the first General Membership Meeting.
Tuesday, May 13
5-6 is the social hour, with dinner, drinks, music, and conversation.
6-8 is the business portion of the meeting.
If you plan to come, please fill out the RSVP and survey.
It’s time for us now to celebrate our successes and take stock of the future–and we need you to be there.
On May 13th, from 5 to 8 PM in Gerlinger Lounge, United Academics members from across campus will join in a Victory Celebration and General Membership Meeting.
To celebrate, there will be music, food, drink, and the opportunity to get to know fellow union members whom you stood together with this year. We also need your ideas as United Academics prepares for the next round of bargaining that begins this December.
We have appreciated the strong response to the series of Open House meetings hosted in recent weeks, which have given all faculty the opportunity to meet their UAUO officers and to learn more about the internal governance and policy development process.
There is one final Open House meeting scheduled for Tuesday February 11th from 4 pm to 7 pm, Fir Room, EMU. All faculty are welcome, but there will be a special focus on issues relevant to Tenure-Related Faculty.
A general membership meeting is being planned for the spring term. Please let us know if you would like to be involved in planning that event. If you are interested in hosting an informational meeting in your department or unit, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us at one of our upcoming open house meetings hosted by your colleagues at United Academics.
All bargaining unit members are welcome
All bargaining unit members are welcome at any meeting to learn about the implementation of your new contract, find out about new policies for shared governance, ask questions about union membership and much more. As indicated below, each meeting will also have some focus on the concerns of specific groups of faculty and researchers, but all bargaining unit members are welcome at any meeting.
Enjoy refreshments, meet colleagues, and have your questions answered.
OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE
*January 22, 5pm-7pm, All Instructional Faculty (TTF and NTTF): EMU River Rooms. Join us for a selection of beer, wine, and other refreshments.
*January 27, 11am-1pm, CAS Non-Tenure Track Faculty: Knight Library Browsing Room. Join us for light snacks and refreshments.
*January 29, 5pm-7:30pm, All Officers of Research (Post-Docs, Research Associates, Research Assistants, etc.). Knight Library Browsing Room: Join us for a selection of beer, wine, and other refreshments.
*February 4, 4pm-7pm, All Officers of Research (Post-Docs, Research Associates, Research Assistants) Knight Library Browsing Room. Join us for a selection of beer, wine, and other refreshments.
*February 11, 4pm-7pm, TENURE TRACK FACULTY: Fir Room, EMU. Join us for a selection of beer, wine, and other refreshments.
WHAT’S AHEAD? These meetings will answer your questions to the many opportunities our new contract offers to transform the university as well as each of your units.Your input and participation in the coming months will determine how well our current contract is implemented and what new issues we will bring to the bargaining table next year.
UPCOMING RAISES: By the end of January, we hope the University Administration will finally complete the first series of retroactive raises (see our FAQ on raises for more information).
NEW SHARED GOVERNANCE POLICIES: Our new contract provides new language for shared governance for faculty across every department and unit–opportunities to develop more transparent written policies on internal governance, workload, promotion, merit pay, professional development, and more.
UPCOMING DEPARTMENT MEETINGS: Within relatively short windows of time, departments and units will hold meetings to discuss these policies. All faculty, tenure track and career non-tenure track, will be invited to attend. In order to get the most out of these discussions, it is important to know what is coming and how to shape it.
We invite you to be part of these conversations and join us for beverages and snacks at any one of the open houses. If you cannot make an open house, there will also be some opportunities to attend meetings in your department. Please contact email@example.com to attend or schedule a meeting in your unit.