There was a last minute cancellation of this session. I went to the meeting room, and it looks like the admin team took off to find some more money:

Wed 7/23/2013, 1PM – 4PM. 122 Knight Library. I’ll live blog it.

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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:



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8 Responses to Bargaining XXXI: CANCELLED

  1. Anonymous says:

    So is there a new session scheduled?

    • Anonymous says:

      There are sessions scheduled from 9a-4p on Monday the 29th, Tuesday the 30th and Thursday the 1st of August, and from 9a-2p on Wednesday the 31st.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yup. Wait it out. SEIU can go on strike 9/15, and JH is going to get pretty nervous if they don’t have a faculty contract in the bag pretty soon. They’re playing tough hoping we will fold, but everyone can see they ain’t even holding ducks.

  3. Anonymous says:

    There’s no reason to meet if admins continue playing the game they put on display this week.

  4. Awesome0 says:

    When is Coltrane going to get involved and help us to settle this non-sense??

  5. UO Matters says:

    Good news would certainly be welcome at this point!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Any news on when session will be held? Might there be some closed door meetings going on that might actually get us somewhere? Perhaps this is good news?

  7. Awesome0 says:

    Only I would give them, is to tell them the athletics department can keep current subsidies, if they come up on salary from their current proposal. I don’t really care if Phil Knight gets beach volleyball as long as my salary goes up more in consequence.

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