As midterms approach, please set aside an hour to attend our next regular monthly membership meeting:

Friday, November 9th at 12:00 noon

Communications Building 120

At this meeting we’ll be providing important updates about members’ continued efforts to pressure the University to honor their commitments under our contract and cease its challenges to the arbitration decision on new fees.  We’ll also be conducting our annual election of a new election committee, consisting of up to seven (7) members and one (1) alternate.  The highest runner up will be the alternate. All members are automatically nominated for the Election Committee. Members may accept nomination between 12 pm and 12:30pm.  Voting will occur between 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm. Please note that voting will not extend beyond the exact indicated times.

As an update, the Arbitrator wrote to us and the University this week acknowledging that he has received both of our recent documents (UW’s motion for reconsiderationour motion to clarify the award), and clarified that he is retaining jurisdiction until the remedial aspects of the case are resolved. He set a deadline of November 12th for us to respond to the University’s motion, and a deadline of November 21stfor the University to file a reply.

We’ll provide further updates as they happen, and look forward to hearing your ideas and questions.  Please stay tuned for frequent updates.