We understand that in current contract negotiations NYU is proposing that our colleagues in Local 3882 of the Union of Clerical and Technical Staff waive or curtail their constitutional rights to appeal to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in instances of workplace discrimination. There is no such requirement in comparable union contracts, such as the Union@Cooper Union contract or the New York City contract with the United Federation of Teachers. We are dismayed at the chilling effect such a contractual provision for sole and exclusive arbitration would have on our colleagues’ ability to seek redress if they are discriminated against by reason of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability. Therefore, the faculty of the Department of English urges NYU to drop this proposal and to seek a contract that respects without restriction the legal rights of all employees.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
English Department resolution in support of UCATS
We just received word of this resolution, passed by NYU's English Department in support of UCATS: