Monthly Archives: November 2014

LETTER ACCEPTING CANDIDACY OF JENNY LEE AND KYE CARBONE FOR UNION PRESIDENT AND EXPLAINING ELECTION PROCEDURES TO CANDIDATES 

For the Fall 2014 Re-Run Election for Union President of Local 1460 UFCT

IN THE INTEREST OF TRANSPARENCY AND FAIRNESS, THE LETTER ACCEPTING CANDIDATE’S ELIGIBILITY AND OUTLINING THE ELECTION PROCEDURES, SENT TO THE CANDIDATES BY THE ELECTION COMMITTEE, ON NOV. 9TH, 2014, IS BEING PROVIDED BELOW FOR ALL MEMBERS TO SEE:

Union Letter to Kye and Jenny

The Elections Committee

Questions about voting?
Please send an email to the election committee at: election2014local1460@gmail.com

2014 Re-run Election for Union President of Local UFCT 1460

Dear Union Members,

The Union Elections Committee  of Pratt Institute announces the 2014 Re-run Election for President of the Union Local UFCT 1460.

This election will start on:

December 3rd at 12 p.m. Eastern and conclude on:

December 12th at 5 p.m. Eastern.

Candidates: Jenny Lee and Kye Carbone.

This election is being rerun due to a technical violation of the LMRDA that the union was made aware of after the December 2013 election.

The candidates have been asked to provide statements which will are posted on the Union website.

Method of polling will be by electronic balloting administered by Votenet.

You will receive an email and paper mailing from VoteNet instructing you how to cast your vote securely and privately.

If you are not able to vote for any reason, please contact the election committee below.

Please note that we the Elections Committee, will be sending out additional reminders and notification by email up to the time of the election but please be aware of this upcoming important election.

SPECIFIC VOTING INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED BY VOTENET. We will post them on the website before December 3rd and as soon as they are available.

Thank you for your attention,

The Elections Committee

Questions about voting?
Please send an email to the election committee at: election2014local1460@gmail.com

2014 Re-Run Election for President – Candidate Statements

Hello Members,

We are happy to announce the beginning of the Fall 2014 Re-Run Election for Union President of Local 1460 UFCT.

This election will be starting December 3rd and concluding on December 12th, 2014.  Specific times and instructions will be following shortly.

The candidates are Kye Carbone and Jenny Lee. Their election statements are provided below:

Candidate’s Statements:

Kye Carbone:

Kye Carbone for UFCT Local 1460 President:  A Decade of Positive Faculty Accomplishment

I am honored to again be nominated for President of UFCT Local 1460.

Since 2003, I have faithfully served the office of Union President.  I believe I have demonstrated the necessary strength, forthrightness, integrity, honesty, drive, focus, and transparency of means warranting leading our Union going forward.

Accordingly, I respectfully ask for your enthusiastic and affirmative vote.

Moreover, a vote for me is a vote of confidence for the Local’s elected officers: Emily Beall (VP), Holly Wilson (Secretary), and Dennis Masback (Treasurer). As a team, we are dedicated to strengthening faculty’s roles in academic life at Pratt Institute.  As a Union, it is our individual acts that coalesce to form collective gains.

Three pillars constitute effective union governance:  I. Contract enforcement, II. Grievance adjustment and III. Collective bargaining. I have a deep and demonstrable understanding of each.  I led the negotiating team for our last three Contracts, which encompass twelve-years of verifiable gains in salary, benefits, rights and protections:

  • annual percentage increases of 3+% a year;
  • FT salary and PT rate increases, granting 10-15% at promotion;
  • expanded health benefits for PT Faculty;
  • expanded medical leave for PT Faculty, full medical leave for FT and CCE;
  • increased sabbatical leaves for tenured Faculty;
  • equity “adjustments” for FT Faculty;
  • strengthened Academic Freedom to protect faculty’s right to input on curriculum

I continue to pledge my dedication and commitment to the challenges that invariably lie ahead and promise never to lose sight of the confidence and trust you have bestowed upon me.

In Solidarity,

Kye

Jenny Lee:       Statement not provided by candidate.

 

The Elections Committee

election2014local1460@gmail.com