WUU E-Board Minutes: December 14, 2017
I: Notes from “Union Summit” front.:
Ongoing discussion regarding Act 59. The trend to treat faculty as “hourly,” severely inhibits their ability to: conduct research, provide advising and instruction, engage with publication and service for the academic community and broader public.
TAA has won a 13% raise for the following calendar year. Congratulations to them on amazing organizing work.
AFSCME: Reclassification & Representation issues. 30 Days’ Notice Clause.
II: Members’ cases
III: Policy News
- The RP Tax Bill has passed but did not include the provisions directly negatively impacting graduate students and those with student loans. A mediated success.
- UW System consolidation. Many two-year schools are consolidating and cutting positions.
- Program closures are also present at Superior.
- University Housing and dining policy to create a mandatory minimum expenditure of $1,400 per semester for college students.