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Negotiation Preparation Meetings

Dear UFCT Member:

The current 2007-2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is due to expire on August 31, 2011. It is imperative that we build on the accomplishments of the last two Contracts (2003-2007 & 2007-2011)…

Any and all dues paying union members (agency fee payers are strictly prohibited from participating in collective bargaining) are free to attend and participate in all discussion meetings leading up to negotiations.

Schedule (I have alternated weekly TUES-THURS meetings w/MON-WED meetings to accommodate as many varying schedules as is possible; sorry, no Friday meetings…):

  1. Tuesday, February 15
  2. Thursday, February 17
  3. Monday, February 21
  4. Wednesday, February 23
  5. Tuesday, March 1
  6. Thursday, March 3
  7. Monday, March 7
  8. Wednesday, March 9
  9. Tuesday, March 15
  10. Thursday, March 17
  11. Monday, March 21
  12. Wednesday, March 23
  13. Monday, March 28
  14. Wednesday, March 30
  • All meeting times are from 5:00 to 6:30 PM
  • All meetings will take place in the UFCT conference room located next door to the UFCT office: 123 North Hall, except our March 30th meeting which will be a ‘General Membership Meeting’ where we will ratify the slate of demands; location TBA
  • Lastly, the UFCT will gladly attend and make itself available for other faculty group meeting(s) if this is the wish of members in your department/area…

In Solidarity,


Meeting Notes (November 22, 2010)

At least fifty faculty attended the November 22 meeting.  Kye Carbone reported that 210 petitions were delivered to the administration in support of obtaining a 50% buy-in for adjuncts’ health benefits, in addition to explaining the history of this issue (the joint union-administration committee on the Visiting status), and the gradual shrinking of the number of Visiting faculty vis a vis the Adjunct/Full-time status.  Pratt’s faculty is currently composed of 130 FT, 325 Adjunct, and 430 Visitors, marking great progress over the past 6-7 years, when the Visiting category had ballooned.  Next, he began to cover issues related to the upcoming negotiation, beginning with salary, and emphasizing that the Union can only negotiate minima (floors), and that it is to the benefit of the whole faculty when a new faculty member’s salary raises the bar.  He also addressed workload.  Topics from the floor included raising minima for PT faculty, the FT/PT faculty ratio, and the procedures for insuring that members’ have a voice in the preparation for negotiations.  Kye assured those present that there will be weekly open meetings in Spring 2011 to allow faculty to voice their desires and concerns.

Please try to attend the December 8 Meeting, 5-6:30, Alumni Reading Room (Pratt Library).  RSVP keycarbone@gmail.com, or 718-636-3614.