|Please join us at one of our upcoming open house meetings hosted by your colleagues at United Academics. The first open house is TOMORROW, Wednesday, January 22.
All bargaining unit members are welcome
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.
OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE
*TOMORROW - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to attend or schedule a meeting in your unit.
Michael Dreiling, President, United Academics
Department of Sociology