Update: Is it possible UO’s lawyers have a sense of humor? Check out their idea of who counts as university faculty, from the Excelsior file they gave the ERB:
Will someone please email me their copy? uomatters at gmail dot com. I’ll keep you anonymous.
Apparently the union asked the administration for a list of names that met some criteria – presumably no law, no PI’s, engaged in instruction and/or research, and this is what they gave them – yoga instructors? It excludes PIs, but it includes many department heads and among others John Moseley, Jim Bean, and Scott Coltrane. WTF?
I’m guessing this nonsense can only be the work of Randy Geller, especially since it contradicts
the letter he wrote the letter we had to pay Sharon Rudnick to write for him to the ERB yesterday.
But does anyone know more? Such as what, exactly, the union asked the administration for that led them to create this file? Were there other files, say before the law profs were cut out?
And a helpful comment:
As a reminder, here’s the union’s proposed bargaining unit (the ERB petition): “All full-time and part-time research and instructional faculty. Including tenure-track faculty, non-tenure track faculty, adjunct faculty, post-retired or emeritus faculty, library faculty and officers of research including research assistants, research associates, and postdoctoral scholars, employed by theemployer and excluding Principal Investigators with supervisory authority and faculty in the School of Law.”
The first part says, “All full-time and part-time research and instructional faculty” so that should be pretty clear. The “including” part is weird as they are basically trying to define what the mean in the first sentence (what should be done with employees that fit the criteria of the first line but aren’t in the “included” line – or with employees that are in the “included” line but don’t fit the first line?). The last part is also important of course, “excluding Principal Investigators with supervisory authority and faculty in the School of Law.” There’s a lot of room for differing interpretations in this description.
And also from Terducken:
According to Oregon Administrative Rules 115-025-0065, “Within 7 days after a public employer receives notice under OAR 115-025-0030(2) that a petition has been filed seeking certification without an election, it will submit to the Board an alphabetical list of employees in the proposed bargaining unit…” Therefore, this Excelsior list is a list provided to the ERB by the administration and is a standard step in this process.
Simply because someone is not on this list, does not mean s/he is not in the bargaining unit. The list is not necessarily an accurate representation of the bargaining unit. It is what an employer chooses to submit.