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Month: October 2014

Bargaining Discussion – Oct.17, 2014

Bargaining Discussion – Oct.17, 2014

The first of a series of discussions on Bargaining took place on Friday, October 17, with Chief Negotiator Richard Pickard introducing the current bargaining procedures, principles and context, and some elements of each side’s initial proposals. He noted that the two sides appear to be coming from different starting points, as the FA relies on the current Framework Agreement as a starting point, since it grew out of many years of past negotiations, while the Administration is starting from the University Act…

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Librarians get together with FA Officers

Librarians get together with FA Officers

On October 9, a group of librarians came together with FA officers and staff for a convivial afternoon of drinks, snacks, and talking about bargaining. For most Librarians, this event was the first opportunity to meet Tracy Samra, FA’s Executive Directory, and Jaime Deutekom, the Association’s first-ever full-time Membership Officer. FA Librarians Committee Chair Tad Suzuki opened the formal agenda with an update on that group’s activities, followed by Kathleen Matthews, Librarian Representative to the FA Executive, introducing the rest…

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Celebration event a success

Celebration event a success

On Friday, October 3, the Faculty Association hosted a celebratory event for faculty members who achieved tenure and promotion in the past year. This event was developed through the Member Engagement Committee, chaired by Elena Pnevmonidou. The event had a twofold purpose: To celebrate our members’ individual achievement of having reached a pivotal milestone in their careers and to give them an opportunity to situate their own success within a broader context by meeting other colleagues whose paths on campus…

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