Bargaining Consultation Announcement

Thanks to everyone who attended Wednesday’s General Membership meeting. Attached is a schedule of consultations with our Chief Negotiator and other members of the Executive Committee. Please feel free to participate in as many of these consultations as are relevant to your circumstances. We expect these conversations to range widely, from benefits to workload and … Read More

Negotiations Council

Negotiations Council In preparation for the upcoming round of collective bargaining, TUFA’s Executive Committee is convening the Negotiations Council to serve as a sounding board on the array of issues facing us. In the coming months, we will need to balance our negotiation priorities with respect to the things we can affect (pension migration, TUFA … Read More

Rory Coughlan 1952 -2019

It is with deep regret that we inform the membership of Rory Coughlan’s death from surgical complications on January 5th, 2019. Rory was 66 and had only recently retired as a member of our Psychology Department where he had taught since 2002. A man of principles, Rory was quick and vigorous in defense of friends, … Read More

TUFA: Scholars At Risk Update

Thanks to the hard work of various faculty and students in addition to the advocacy of TUFA the University has recently joined the Scholar at risk Network. Click here if you want to learn more about the network or want to subscribe to their emails. Together with the Provost, TUFA sponsored a faculty member (Baris … Read More

TUFA funding for community initiatives and projects

To enhance TUFA’s capacity to support community and social justice initiatives and projects, the membership charged a subcommittee this year to oversee the Association’s disbursement of funds budgeted for this purpose in the current fiscal year. Applications in support of local cultural, intellectual, educative, community service, humanitarian, and/or social justice events and initiatives will be … Read More

Solidarity with United Way

Colleagues, TUFA and its retirees have been remarkably receptive to this year’s United Way (UW) charity appeal and we already have 11 TUFA pledges as UW Leaders ($1,200 – $1,499), 3 as Builders ($1,500 – $2,499), and 6 as Patrons (+$2,500). This is especially important in light of the impending layoff of production workers at … Read More

Committees and LTAs

Dear Colleagues, Please be advised of the following: 1. New Executive Committee We are pleased to announce that, as a result of the work of our Nominating and Elections Committee, we have finalized TUFA’s Executive Committee for the coming year. We would like to thank departing Executive Committee members Joanna Freeland, Helen Haines, and James … Read More