July 18th, 11:30 AM @ Studebaker (Manhatanville), Room 465

Informal Organizing Committee notes

Your participation in Bargaining is very much appreciated! Join us in person or on our Slack channel to share your opinion/thoughts/concerns.

Take home message – CU Admin doesn’t want to discuss much until we tentatively agreed or propose alternative language to all the articles.

Bargaining starts at 11:58am. 

We begin by saying this will be a shorter session and that we’re currently working on a bigger counter-proposal that will encompass everything else. The main two things we’ll present are art. 12 international employees and bathroom equity.

  • In ART. 12: INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYEES – we’re proposing that the university will pay for necessary administrative visa fees, and we’re removing their language that made these reimbursements  contingents on the PI having funding
  • Re: bathroom equity – we will remove our changes in Art 28: WORKSPACE AND MATERIALS if they agree to adding the same language we had before (here) to their miscellaneous side letter.
    • We also made the point again that we are pending to receive the guidelines regarding their decisions about allowing remote work for postdocs/ARSs – which were mentioned in a previous session. 

They said they don’t want to discuss anything until they have a complete offer from us. 

They bring up the anti-bullying working group saying that after the Provost announces the final guidelines the group will start meeting likely every other week, and that they want 2 representatives from our unit.

Short is short. We discuss next steps and they’re now caucusing and will come back maybe with counters or with just a date when we meet next

At 12:22 PM the session ends.


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