put forth by Emily Beall and Chris Jensen
Beyond the Contract: Fostering Union Dialogue and Action
In early September, UFCT members participated in a very successful ARPT forum. In addition to learning about our rights and responsibilities in the faculty ARPT process, members also began some important discussions on a range of matters, especially about what is happening “on the ground” from department to department. In order to continue these discussions, and to explore how union solidarity can be strengthened between contract negotiations, our next UFCT Forum will be dedicated to allowing members to propose new initiatives with the potential to:
1. Increase substantive dialogue and communication among union members
2. Help to build a more active union on campus.
You are invited to offer proposals that you envision will achieve these goals. If you have a proposal, please get in touch with moderators Chris and Emily (who also plan to offer a proposal) in advance of the forum: we will request that you send us a brief write-up of your proposal that we can distribute to members beforehand, and we will make sure each person or group with a proposal has time to speak. If you are unable to attend the forum, but would like to offer a proposal, we would be happy to circulate it for you. By the end of the Forum, we hope to reach a consensus on which proposal(s) to move forward with.
The Forum will be held on Thursday, November 8th from 2:00 to 4:30 pm in Engineering 307. After the forum, the UFCT will host a happy hour, place TBA.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Emily or Chris: