Faculty Union Town Hall, today at Noon

Dear Colleague,

I would like to invite all members of United Academics to a Town Hall on Monday, June 8 from noon to 1:30. The Zoom link is below.

We are soliciting questions from members on a variety of issues we are facing as a community. We will have officers and staff on hand to talk about current events including:

* upcoming negotiations around potential salary cuts/furloughs
* continuing employment and FTE restoration for Career faculty
* faculty input into re-opening campus

Please submit your question(s) here. We will also take questions during the meeting, but advance notice allows us the time to do research if necessary. If you are unable to attend live, a recording of the meeting will be available on our website. We will also post a FAQ page to get you answers to questions we were not able to answer during the Town Hall.

While it is difficult to find much of anything to celebrate right now, I hope the quarter is ending smoothly for instructional faculty, and that research faculty are able to be productive during these unprecedented times. I look forward to talking with you all on Monday.

Thank you for all that you do for the university and our students!

In solidarity, Chris Sinclair

When: Jun 8, 2020 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Please click the link below to join the Zoom webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83492473477?pwd=d2NoelNkTWlTQlBUajlNeVMxeStaUT09

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7 Responses to Faculty Union Town Hall, today at Noon

  1. thedude says:

    I thought we weren’t negotiating about furloughs anymore. Or was that wage freeze business a misdirect and they’re still on the table for the fall?

    • uomatters says:

      We rejected the admins wage cut ultimatum. They then agreed to the freeze. Bargaining restarts this summer, and furloughs/wage cuts/retirement incentives are all on the table. Not sure how the union could prevent this, given that pay and hours are “mandatory subjects for bargaining”, as the law says.

    • Dog says:

      this remains all quite fluid
      currently fall term enrollment is rather low
      give that the students have had 1 week

      now enrollment patterns may be unusual in these times
      and many students may be still making up their minds
      about attending college this fall (this is nationwide)

      but ultimately I think everyone’s hands will be forced by
      the reality of the enrollment revenue for fall term

      • Anonymous says:

        Data to back this up? Don’t think they are “rather low” everywhere

        • Dog says:

          look at the current class schedule enrollment
          and select large 100 type classes they are pretty low
          at this point

          Examples:

          ASTR (max =600) currently has 140 enrolledd
          Earth Sciences 101 (max =224) 67 current
          ENVS 202 216/36
          ENVS 203 192/29
          ECON 201 480/29

          • Anon says:

            Can the freshmen and sophomores enroll yet? They usually can’t until toward the end of the enrollment period. Upper-division courses in my dept look to be at normal capacity and our large lower-division courses are starting to pick up steam today. It will be another couple days before we can tell if there is a problem.

            • Dog says:

              yes since monday
              I agree what upper division courses look mostly normal
              but I would expect that; most of those students basically have to come back

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