Category Archives: Council

Here’s The Low Down On Health Plan Changes

CSU-AAUP members should be aware that, as of Oct. 1, 2017, some changes have been made to members’ Health Plans. Here is a look at how you can avoid being hit hard in the pocket book by these Health Plan … Continue reading

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State Employees Announce Vote To Affirm Labor Cost Savings Agreement With The Malloy Administration

Agreement Will Save The State of Connecticut $24 billion In Coming Years HARTFORD – State Employees gathered in Hartford at the CSEA Union Hall Tuesday, July 18, 2017, to announce that union members have voted to affirm the concession agreement … Continue reading

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CSU-AAUP Council, SEBAC Union Leaders Recommend Approval of the CSU-AAUP/BOR Collective Bargaining Agreement and SEBAC Tentative Agreement

This is a reminder to participate in the CSU-AAUP/BOR Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and SEBAC Tentative Agreement ratification vote. If you were a CSU-AAUP bargaining unit member in spring 2017, you are eligible to participate in the CSU-AAUP/BOR Collective Bargaining … Continue reading

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Have questions about the SEBAC Tentative Agreement?

If you are wondering what the SEBAC Tentative Agreement will mean to you, please check out the Documents page on the menu bar on the CSU-AAUP website. There you will find a drop down menu with links to a various … Continue reading

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Tentative Agreement to Save Jobs & Benefits, Protect Public Services Moves Forward

Yesterday, June 25, State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) union leaders approved a tentative agreement (TA) for protecting members’ jobs and stabilizing benefits in order to assist in resolving the financial issues currently facing the state of Connecticut. The approval … Continue reading

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From CSU-AAUP President Elena Tapia: 2017 Cost Savings Framework Announcement Update

Dear Colleagues: Leaders of the unions in the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) today met with officials from the governor’s administration as part of ongoing exploratory talks. We have voted to move forward with formal negotiations, based on an … Continue reading

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Statement from CSU-AAUP reacting to Ojakian’s budget announcement

NEW BRITAIN – Responding to BOR President Mark Ojakian’s May 17, 2017, letter on falling state budget revenues and how the CSCU system will be affected, CSU-AAUP President Elena Tapia issued the following statement: In his statement today, President Ojakian … Continue reading

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From SEBAC Talks To Consolidation Chaos, We’ve Got You Covered

NEW BRITAIN – Wondering what’s happening with SEBAC Talks? How about the Board of Regent’s latest plan to “transform” the CSUs? Want to know what Higher Education Chair Sen. Beth Bye said about faculty as she left the BOR meeting … Continue reading

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It’s All About The Money

HARTFORD – With revenue estimates plummeting further nearly every day, lawmakers have been at odds over how to craft a budget that would preserve programs and services – like public higher education – that work toward the common good. Across-the-board … Continue reading

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Education Unions Join In Support Of Accessible Education For All Students

HARTFORD – Connecticut’s education unions and the Connecticut AFL-CIO stood shoulder-to-shoulder with undocumented immigrant students at the Legislative Office Building on April 26, 2017, to unite behind two bills – Senate Bill 17 and House Bill 7000. CSU-AAUP member and ECSU professor Dr. William … Continue reading

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Job opening at UCHC-AAUP

The University of Connecticut Health Center-American Association of University Professors (UCHC-AAUP) is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director. UCHC-AAUP represents the faculty at UConn Health, consisting of over 500 researchers, educators and clinicians, including physicians and dentists. The … Continue reading

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Unions Respond To Malloy’s Layoff Announcement

HARTFORD – Governor Malloy announced today his administration will begin notifying union leaders of contingency plans for layoffs. The governor said this action is being done now because of requirements in various collective bargaining agreements. More public service layoffs would only … Continue reading

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SEBAC Talks and CSU-AAUP Contract Negotiations Update

CSU-AAUP President and Chief Negotiator Elena Tapia gave an update on the CSU-AAUP Negotiations and the SEBAC Talks on Thursday, April 13, 2017. This is general information about the SEBAC Talks and more specific information about the local bargaining. When there … Continue reading

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Results are in for the 2017 CSU-AAUP officer elections

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – Voting for the CSU-AAUP Officer Election ended at noon on April 14, 2017. The following candidates have been elected: CSU-AAUP President – Elena Tapia (ECSU) CSU-AAUP Vice President – Patricia O’Neill (WCSU) CSU-AAUP Secretary – Stephen … Continue reading

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From the O-Bomb to Negotiations Update: Read All About It in Union News

NEW BRITAIN, Conn., – The most recent issue of Union News is now available and includes details on the faculty reaction to BOR President Ojakian’s O-Bomb, also known as his consolidation announcement. Details about the April 13 SEBAC Talks and … Continue reading

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From President Tapia on the History of the CSU Faculty Leadership Group

The CSU Faculty Leadership group has existed since Fall 2010, when past CSU-AAUP President Vijay Nair first convened this group. Vijay had long considered convening such a group, and did so, when he became President in 2010. At the time, … Continue reading

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CSU Faculty Leadership Group Statement on President Ojakian’s “Students First” Proposal

On April 3, 2017, CSCU President Mark Ojakian dropped a bombshell — the “Students First” Plan — into the hands of the employees of the CSCU System.  Three days later, the Board of Regents approved that plan with little discussion … Continue reading

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Negotiations And SEBAC Talks Update Being Held April 13

CSU-AAUP Contract Negotiations & SEBAC Talks Update When:  Thursday, April 13, 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Where: President’s Dining Room (PDR), Hurley Hall, ECSU, Willimantic, CT, 06226 Lunch provided. Come when you can. Speaker: Elena Tapia, CSU-AAUP President & Chief Negotiator … Continue reading

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Cast Your Vote: CSU-AAUP Officer Elections Are Underway!

Dear CSU-AAUP Member: If you are a voting member of CSU-AAUP, you are eligible to vote in the CSU-AAUP Officer election. The CSU-AAUP election is underway, beginning today, April 3, 2017, at 6 a.m. and will continue until noon on … Continue reading

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SAVE BorrowIT from 100 Percent Defunding

HARTFORD, March 29, 2017 – Has your public library ever borrowed a book or video for you from another library because yours didn’t have it? What a great service! Governor Malloy’s budget would end that service. Please read the message … Continue reading

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CSU-AAUP Officer Nominations Underway

Message on behalf of the CSU-AAUP Nominations/Elections Committee: Russell Gladstone WCSU, Chr.; Theresa Bouley ECSU; Sue Holt, CCSU; Zak Tomczak, SCSU The CSU-AAUP Constitution requires us to elect new officers in odd-numbered years. Therefore, we are soliciting nominations for the … Continue reading

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Call to Action -Testify in Support of Higher Educaiton

NEW BRITAIN, Feb. 13, 2017 – CSU-AAUP members know why higher education matters to a community, a state, a society, and a nation. Now is the time to share this knowledge with the legislators who control the lifeblood funding of … Continue reading

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How wrong they are about “Right to Work”

January 23, 2017, – Right to Work legislation threatened to rear its ugly head this last week in the Labor and Public Employees Committee. Thankfully, that effort was quashed but there is more where that came from. Check out the … Continue reading

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New legislative session off to a roaring start

New Britain, Jan. 9, 2017 – The start of the 2017 Legislative Session saw many changes in leadership and committee chairs, as well as the introduction of legislation that is nothing more than attempts at union busting and attacks on … Continue reading

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Goodbye ugly sweaters; hello ugly session

December’s Union News takes a look at the upcoming legislative session, including a list of pre-filed bills that are anti-worker and anti-immigrant, as well as a letter from the Office of Policy and Management on the burgeoning budget deficit. These … Continue reading

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Latest version of Table Talk is available

The latest version of Table Talk is now available. This Table Talk is a summary of Session 19, which occurred on Nov. 28, 2016. To read it, please click here. Table Talk is produced by members of our CSU-AAUP Negotiating … Continue reading

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November issue of Union News is available

This month’s issue of Union News, CSU-AAUP’s monthly online newsletter, includes updates on contract negotiations from CSU-AAUP President and Chief Negotiator Elena Tapia. Also included is information on a Higher Education Day of Action, which is a state-wide effort being … Continue reading

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Join AAUP in fighting for public higher education

Join the AAUP in saying no to Donald Trump’s idea of higher education. The Trump model involves fraudulent, corporatized education vs. a higher education system that serves the common good. Join the AAUP in fighting for higher education for the … Continue reading

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October’s CSU-AAUP Union News

The October issue of CSU-AAUP’s monthly newsletter Union News is available here.

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CSU-AAUP releases statement

CSU-AAUP leadership released a statement October 28, 2016, concerning a recent online political ad from Labor United. Click here to view the statement.

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Latest Table Talk is available

The CSU-AAUP Negotiating Team resumed contract negotiations with the Board of Regents negotiating team on October 24, 2016. Please click here to see the latest Table Talk, produced by members of our CSU-AAUP Negotiating Team to keep you informed of … Continue reading

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CSU-AAUP PAC announces candidate endorsements

CSU-AAUP’s Political Action Committee has made their endorsements of candidates in the 2016 election for the Connecticut General Assembly. Click HERE to see CSU-AAUP PAC’s  list of candidate endorsements. If you’re not sure who your legislator is, please click here … Continue reading

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Call for Nominations for CSU-AAUP Vice President

From the CSU-AAUP Nominations/Elections Committee: Russell Gladstone WCSU, Chr.; Theresa Bouley ECSU; Sue Holt, CCSU; Zak Tomczak, SCSU September 19, 2016 – Pursuant to the CSU-AAUP Constitution, on June 1, Elena Tapia, Linguistics, ECSU, former CSU-AAUP vice president, assumed the … Continue reading

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September’s Issue of Union News

Check out the latest Union News from CSU-AAUP here.

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CSU-AAUP signs contract extension agreement

With the current Collective Bargaining Agreement set to expire August 25, 2016, CSU-AAUP has signed a contract extension agreement with the Board of Regents. The agreement was signed by both parties on July 19, 2016. Please click here to see … Continue reading

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Gallo & Robinson Issues 2016 Legislative Report for CSU-AAUP

CSU-AAUP enlists the services of Gallo & Robinson, a leading lobbying firm at the state capitol. With the help of Gallo & Robinson, CSU-AAUP members and staff work to advocate for legislation and state policies that will benefit public higher … Continue reading

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SEBAC Response to Austerity Budget

As the Connecticut General Assembly votes this week on the state budget, SEBAC issued a statement responding to the draconian cuts that exist in the latest budget version negotiated between Democratic leaders and Governor Malloy. Read the SEBAC statement  here. … Continue reading

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CSU-AAUP’s Union News Availalbe

CSU-AAUP’s latest edition of Union News is available and has been sent to all members. Please click here to read it online.

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Latest Capitol Monitor Available

CSU-AAUP’s Capitol Monitor gives you the skinny on what’s happening at the Connecticut General Assembly that could affect the future of quality higher education. The most recent issue of Capitol Monitor is available now. Click here to read it.

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New Capitol Monitor Available

CSU-AAUP’s Capitol Monitor gives you the skinny on what’s happening at the Connecticut General Assembly that could affect the future of quality higher education. The most recent issue of Capitol Monitor is available now. Click here to read it.

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Newest Issue Of Table Talk Is Available

The most recent Table Talk is now available and can be read here. Table Talk will be provided to you as a regular update after each contact negotiation session between the Board of Regents and CSU-AAUP. Table Talk is written … Continue reading

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Malloy Administration Asks Unions To Reopen 2011 SEBAC Agreement

The following statement is from the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC): Governor Malloy, through his Office of Labor Relations, has formally requested a meeting with SEBAC unions to discuss “concessions in the area of pension and healthcare benefits.” Click … Continue reading

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Capitol Monitor Available

Read CSU-AAUP’s Capitol Monitor for news on legislation pertaining to public higher education. Click here to see the latest copy.

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DUE Justice Event Coming To Hartford

Join CSU-AAUP, other SEBAC unions, and community organizations that make up the DUE Justice coalition on April 4, 2016, as we hold politicians accountable and rate their commitment to the people of Connecticut on these five critical issues: Good Jobs … Continue reading

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UCPEA CBA Chamber Vote Action Alert

FROM: Elena Tapia, CSU-AAUP President TO: CSU-AAUP Members DATE: 3/1/16 SUBJ: Tell Legislators: Respect Collective Bargaining Dear CSU-AAUP Member: Members of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee last week criticized the contract recently ratified by union members in the UConn Professional Employees … Continue reading

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Summit on Inequality in Higher Education Fills the House

The Constitution Room at CCSU’s Memorial Hall was standing-room only throughout CSU-AAUP’s Feb. 10, 2016, Summit on Inequality and the Crisis of Public Higher Education.  Expert panelists, legislators, community leaders and advocates launched an important conversation on the direction public … Continue reading

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Issue 10 of Table Talk is available

The most recent Table Talk is now available and can be read here. Table Talk will be provided to you as a regular update after each contact negotiation session between the Board of Regents and CSU-AAUP. Table Talk is written … Continue reading

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Issue 9 of Table Talk is available

The most recent Table Talk is now available and can be read here. Table Talk will be provided to you as a regular update after each contact negotiation session between the Board of Regents and CSU-AAUP. Table Talk is written … Continue reading

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January Union News

The January edition of Union News is now available online.  Click here to read it.

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Students, faculty lend support at BOR meeting

Students, faculty and staff came out in support of quality public higher education by attending the Jan. 21, 2016, Connecticut Board of Regents Meeting in Hartford. Donning their red CSU-AAUP shirts and carrying Fair Contract signs, the attendees made their … Continue reading

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