Calendar of Union Events

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bargaining Update #3

The UCATS bargaining team met with the university again on Wednesday, September 27. Dr. Lynne Brown gave us a presentation about NYU's 2031 plan and we questioned her about how the expansion will affect our membership. We also scheduled additional bargaining sessions to give us time to present the issues we want to bring to the table.

The next bargaining sessions:

  • Wednesday, October 5
  • Thursday, October 6
  • Wednesday, October 12
  • Thursday, October 13
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Friday, September 23, 2011

Bargaining Update #2

The UCATS bargaining team had our second bargaining session with the university on Thursday, September 22. We presented issues related to flexibility and job duties. There was some good discussion between the union bargaining team and the university representatives. We agreed to listen to the university's presentation about their NYU 2031 plan at the next bargaining session on Tuesday, September 27. In exchange, we got the university to agree to meet with us as often as we want in order to settle the new contract before the current one expires on October 31. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Contract Negotiations Began September 13

The UCATS contract with NYU expires on October 31. We had our first bargaining session with NYU on September 13. After the teams introduced themselves, UCATS President Stephen Rechner made the following opening remarks:
     ...The issues we are bringing to bargaining reflect what we have experienced ourselves since 2005, as leaders, as organizers, and as employees, and what we have heard from our membership. We have gathered this information from our contract survey, from more than a dozen meetings with our membership over the spring and summer and from the grievances and other issues that have come to the Local’s attention over the past six years...
You can read Stephen's full remarks in this contract edition of Momentum Extra