FA News: 12/2/2016

Dear Colleagues,

Last night (Thursday, December 1) the FA’s Departmental Representatives Council unanimously approved the draft of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the administration. Here are the next steps in the ratification process:

On Wednesday, December 7, at 5:00 in Wham 105 we will hold a meeting to discuss the Tentative Agreement.

On Friday, December 9, and Monday, December 12, voting (via secret ballot) will take place to ratify the new agreement. We will announce the exact location and hours for voting next week. If approved by the FA membership and by the SIU Board of Trustees, the Tentative Agreement will formally go into effect as the new binding contract.

Attached to this message you should find three documents.

17-18 SIUC-FA CBA for TA. This document is, pending final minor copyediting, ready to be signed off on by the two bargaining teams, at which point it will formally become a Tentative Agreement. [Members of the DRC will note that “Addendum D” has indeed returned as it relates to conflict of interest negotiations.]

FAQs for New CBA. A document prepared to reflect questions raised at the DRC meeting and elsewhere.

Key Points in the CBA. A document that discusses key changes in the new agreement.

If you have any questions or concerns about the agreement or the ratification process, particularly if you are unable to attend the meeting on December 7, please send them my way; I will answer them or see they get to the person most qualified to answer them.

In solidarity,

Dave Johnson
President, SIUC-FA

Key Points in the New CBA

17-18 SIUC-FA CBA for TA

FAQs for new CBA

About Dave Johnson
I'm an Associate Professor in Classics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Among other things.

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