As the semester is quickly coming to a close, MCAD United would like to extend an invitation to all faculty to become a voting member of our rapidly growing faculty union! Here is the link where you can sign up: http://284.seiu.org/page/s/private-sector-membership. As a member, you will be immediately included on all communications regarding union business, have the right to vote on all decisions, and be able to be elected to serve on the bargaining teams or act as department stewards. We want to remind everyone that by becoming a member you are not obligated to pay any dues until a new contract is ratified. You may also rescind your membership at any time. We welcome any and all your questions regarding membership!
We would also like to inform you all that there is a fundamentally important membership meeting coming up on Tuesday, December 20th from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Black Forest Inn their banquet room. To attend, you will either need to sign up to become a voting member using the above link, or sign up at the meeting. Please sign up sooner than later. At this meeting, we will be making key decisions, such as selecting representatives to build a bargaining team made up of 8-15 members, both adjunct and full-time, from every department, as well as other leadership and service roles. It is of paramount importance that we have at least 70% or more of the members present to best represent our shared vision. This is an opportune time to be part of the conversation and determine roles while celebrating the season and end of the semester!
Prior to this meeting we will be distributing a bargaining survey, which will be composed of several questions and comment sections where faculty can voice their needs and concerns. It is critical that we get maximum participation on the survey, as it will become a barometer for us to determine what we collectively value and what we want to prioritize in our negotiations with administration. We look forward to your input and hope to see you on the 20th!
Please RSVP by Friday, December 16th.
Natasha Pestich, Gudrun Lock, Jen Caruso