Wed 7/23/2013, 1PM – 4PM. 122 Knight Library. I’ll live blog it.
Your Guarantee of Truthiness: All UO Matters bargaining posts are publicly fact-checked by Geller and Rudnick’s secret team of well paid consultants. How well paid? Gottfredson wants me to pay to find out. I asked for the most recent 3 months of invoices 6 weeks ago, eventually got an estimate of $214.50, paid it last week, and still haven’t had a response to my question about when the documents will be ready. The Oregon AG says 2 weeks is typically a reasonable time frame, start to finish, and the DOJ generally produces legal invoices in one or two days.
Disclaimer: My opinion of what people said or were thinking but were too polite to say. Nothing is a quote unless in quotes.
Prologue, from session XXX:
- After actively participating in the discussion about Deb Carver yesterday, the admin team now seems to be claiming that the union team and UO Matters may have violated UO’s respectful workplace policy by repeating criticisms of Carver raised by union members from the library – criticisms which Rudnick, and I believe Gleason, repeated word for word during the discussion without raising any objections. And Rudnick is a lawyer, specializing in labor law?
- Admin’s last proposal was for 10.5% raises (spread over last year and the 2 years of the contract), and for many faculty the first raises since 2007. The union counter was 14.5%. Despite the fact that all the financial news broke UO’s way, the UO administration proposal for today is also for 10.5%. Never give an inch, as Hank Stamper used to say.
- Gleason and Rudnick went ballistic when the union brought up the Senate resolution on ending athletic subsidies.
- Summer record for UOM visits yesterday. The faculty want to see the money: