Dear UAW Member,

Today we continued negotiations with University Admin over non-economic issues. Today’s session was primarily focused on the University’s proposals around the greivance procedure, leaves, appointment notification, and discipline & dismissal, as well as discussion of our union’s proposals to improve equity and University climate. You can find a full summary of today’s bargaining session on here.

Please make it out to the next bargaining session, Friday, March 9 from 9am-5pm in Roosevelt Commons West. We will also be holding a meeting to plan for this session on Monday, March 5 from 5:30-7:30 in Sieg 420. Please make it to that meeting to help brainstorm next steps on bargaining and developing economic proposals (on wages, fees, health insurance, etc)!

Our monthly membership meeting will be on Thursday 3/8 from 5:30pm-7pm in EEB 105. The proposed agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  • Approve Agenda
  • Approve Minutes and Board Actions
  • Bargaining Update
  • Bargaining Organizing and Mobilization Group Strategizing
  • Adjourn

Any member who would like to propose additional agenda items or submit materials for the meeting is welcome to email by 5pm on Wednesday, March 7. All members in good standing are encouraged to attend, and new members may sign up to join the union at the meeting. As always children are welcome: please email by 12:00 noon on Wednesday (3/7) if you need childcare and we will ensure it is provided.

In Solidarity,
Theresa Aliwarga
Douglas Avella-Castro
Dianne Baumann
Andrea Canini
Anthony Castanza
Monica Cortes Viharo
Meg Drouhard
Kristen Garofali
Katya Kolesova
Dylan Mayer
Mandy McCourt
Kristin McCowan
Elizabeth Mills
David Parsons
Shua Sanchez
Maddie Smith
Sam Sumpter
Arash Tarkhan
Judy Twedt