Recently, the Local has been invited to participate in a Working Group with the College to discuss the assignment of faculty annual leave. Through regular dialogue, your Local had alerted the College to our concerns about its approach to the annual leave period, which is compounded by the increased stress and anxiety of the pandemic. […]
Please join us Thursday, February 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. for our Local 415 Demand Setting Meeting. This meeting is a critical opportunity for you to have your voice heard as we set priorities for the 2021 round of collective bargaining. There are some key steps to this process: Please be sure you have completed […]
Happy New Year and Welcome to Winter 2021! In case you are new Partial-Load (PL), please let me introduce myself, Martin Lee, as your Partial-Load Liaison steward. I can be reached via COMMS@locallines.org Contract Faculty felt the weight of 2020 in very particular ways: we heard you. This year, as we enter bargaining, we need […]
To inform the process of Local Demand-Setting for the next round of bargaining, you are asked to complete the following survey by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. This survey is your first chance to communicate your bargaining priorities directly to your Local and the Bargaining Team. It includes many opportunities to provide detailed feedback. Academic employees […]
Dear Colleagues, As 2020 draws to a close, I wanted to acknowledge this historic year – we’ve all been tested in ways that would have been hard to imagine before March. Thank you to our hardworking members for all you have done to maintain quality education and compassion during these trying months. As ever, Local […]
Jordan Berard, Editor of the Local Lines newsletter, invites you to review the final 2020 issue.
If you are teaching a traditional semester, SWFs are due this Friday, by end of day on November 20. Please note that although the College continues to use its SWF adaptation formula to provide time for “COVID-19 Adaptation and Planning”, the Local has never endorsed this approach. In discussions with your manager about your workload, we […]
Please remember that the Partial-Load Registry closes today. If you have not already done so, please register your interest on the registry immediately. In order to be eligible for priority hiring in the 2021 calendar year, you must be registered. You can find the link here. Also, our Local’s Partial-Load Hardship Fund still has monies […]
This message is just a quick reminder about the 2017 strike settlement that October 1 marked the date that the negotiated 2% pay increases came into effect for Full-Time and Partial-Load Faculty. As a note, this is the final automatic increase before we enter negotiations in 2021. We encourage you to check Workday to ensure […]
New editor Jordan Berard invites you to review the October 2020 issue of Local Lines.