1. Mandate-setting GMM on June 8th (7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
The President has called a Special General Membership Meeting (GMM) to begin at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 8th. Please find the tentative agenda (alternative formats available on request). The primary purpose of this meeting will be to set the Association’s bargaining mandate for the coming round of negotiations. The meeting will be held virtually over Zoom with link and additional documents to follow. Per the Association’s Policy on Payment for Care of Dependents, individual members anticipating such expenses related to attendance at the Fall GMM should contact the TUFA office to arrange for reimbursement. Those new to TUFA bargaining may be interested in the description of the bargaining process posted to our website.
2. Call for Negotiations Council
In preparation for the upcoming round of bargaining, TUFA will be convening our Negotiations Council which serves as a sounding board for the Association in bargaining. As always, our goal is to be able to draw on a cross-section of the TUFA membership. To this end, we ask that each academic department and school ensure they have representation on the Council. Please note: any TUFA member may serve, departments may name more than one representative, and departments with LTA members are reminded that the participation of such members is encouraged. In addition to departmental nominees, other members may be invited to serve directly by the Executive Committee consistent with our commitment to have broad representation (rank, equity-seeking groups, chairs, graduate directors, etc.) on the Council. Members serving on the Negotiations Council are not expected to conduct bargaining research, draft contract language, or participate in bargaining with the Employer directly. Following our upcoming GMM, TUFA’s Executive will convene the Negotiations Council for an initial discussion of the approved mandate and possibilities for realizing the membership’s objectives.