Additionally at the annual meeting each chapter will meet and vote on if they want to accept or reject the proposed constitutional changes which address the system office becoming its own chapter now that it meets the threshold for its own chapter. That document was sent out to the membership on May 10. There will be a brief chapter meeting on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 3 p.m. in Student Center Theater where the constitution with the proposed changes will be read aloud as stated in Article XII.
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Go to the following link for a YouTube recording of the Dan Livingston presentation from the SUOAF/AFSCME Annual Meeting from June 25, 2012 speaking about the new Hybrid Plan.
SUOAF/AFSCME Annual Meeting
Monday, June 25th, 12-4pm
SCSU Adanti Student Center Ballroom
12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m
Business Meeting (Introduction of e-board members, President's Report & Treasurer's Report) - presented by Jim LoMonaco, SUOAF Local President
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m
The Hybrid Plan - presented by Danny Livingston, SEBAC's Chief Negotiator
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m
The System Office is allowing members to leave their individual campuses at 11:00 a.m. in order to attend the meeting.
Directions/Campus Map: http://www.southernct.edu/aboutscsu/map/
With respect to parking, it is recommended that you park in lot 12 or 12a. Entrance is on Crescent Street.
Please RSVP by June 18th using the following link: http://surveys.southernct.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=74LI6nl
There is no cost to attend this event. Lunch includes hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, BBQ breast of chicken, condiments, garden salad, chips, sliced watermelon, soft drinks, and ice cream.
For those who cannot attend, the Business Meeting, Hybrid Plan & Q&A will be webcast. Information will follow.
By now you have probably have heard that SEBAC and the Governor's representative, Mark Ojakian, have signed a new Tentative Agreement designed to roll back the layoffs, keep our contract intact, provide raises in the out years and protect pension and health care for State Employees.
On Monday the administration will be providing the Unions with a clear cut list of how they intend to roll back the layoffs and closings. Once that is in place a final document will be prepared for distribution.
For our part the SUOAF Executive Board will meet late next week to set our process and prepare for ratification. As we did before I will be coming to each campus to discuss the agreement, answer questions and make sure every member has a chance to ask about the issues that concern them. Paul Wallace of Council 4 will be joining me on this effort.
In the name of Union Democracy we intend to bring the agreement out for a vote since not to do so would seem improper. It is a concession agreement so it's not pleasant but it deserves the full attention and consideration by all members.
Despite the nature of the agreement it does protect jobs, protect the contract, continue to provide reliable health care, protects pensions and provides the opportunity for ARP members to join the Hybrid plan and most important, keeps health care and pensions a mandatory subject of collective bargaining.
As soon as we know more we will get the information out to you ASAP.
The results are in - and the State University Organization of Administrative Faculty (SUOAF) has voted to ratify both the SEBAC Agreement and the Agreement between SUOAF and the CSUS Board of Trustees. The results are as follows with 75.8% of members voting:
449 members approved 82%
99 members not approved 18 %
464 members approved 85%
84 members not approved 15%
The folllowing were the number of members that voted at each campus:
CCSU (including the system office)......204
At 10:00 AM, on Monday, June 13, 2011 in the Student Center Theater, there will be an very important informational session for all SUOAF members. The session will be led by Jim LoMonaco and will focus on the Memorandum of Agreement reached late last week between SUOAF and the CSUS Board of Trustees - see the attached agreement. You will be voting on this agreement as Part II of the upcoming SEBAC TA vote. Your E-Board urges everyone to attend this critical final meeting before we vote.
Many of you have asked, "When are we going to vote?" "How will we vote?" We now have an answer for you - Voting will begin next Wednesday and continue through the following Monday. The voting will be via electronic voting, administered by a trusted 3rd party vendor who has wide experience in online voting for unions. AAUP has used this vendor for a number of years with excellent results. Be assured that this will be a totally secret ballot with all of the proper provisions for privacy and security in place.
For those of you unable to attend the live webinar meeting with Sal Luciano last week, the recording is now available. Please visit:
https://csu.webex.com/csu/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=3309652&rKey=899b4694f420b739 This recording is available for viewing from home or elsewhere. It is about 1.5 hours in length. Remember you will need speakers or headphones to hear the audio. You may be prompted to install player software to view the recording. If so, follow the instructions when prompted.
No username or password is required to view.
The Annual Meeting Committee is proud to present the agenda for this year's Meeting at the Cromwell Crowne Plaza Hotel.
In addition to the meeting, we will have a served luncheon with your choice of entrée, an entertaining luncheon speaker, your choice of breakout sessions, and time for socializing with colleagues from other campuses over a glass of wine, beer or coffee and a dessert buffet. The Crown Plaza is planning a special "Happy Hour" for those who want to stay on after the meeting!
There are four beautiful summer themed baskets contributed by the locals that will go home with four lucky members.
The committee hopes you will join us for an informative, enjoyable afternoon!
There is no cost to members and retirees are welcome as well.
For details and registration, please go to http://www.southernct.edu/suoaf/annualmeeting/
Registration closes on Friday, June 24, 2011. Don't miss the meeting!
The Annual Meeting Committee members are:
Jody Barr (ECSU)
Michelle Delaney (ECSU)
Dianne Olsen (WCSU)
Melissa Stephens (WCSU)
Becky Straub (CCSU)
Lauren Turenne (CCSU)
Patricia Zibluk (SCSU)
The framework for the agreement for concessions has been posted on the website created by SEBAC. To view, please visit the following link. There will be a scheduled chapter meeting later this week. Details will follow shortly. Once the full agreement is done, a webinar and campus visit led by Local President Jim LoMonaco and Local 2836 leadership will be scheduled. Any questions on the agreement should be sent to Eastern SUOAF President Kevin Gill and Eastern SUOAF Vice-President Paul Serignese.