Category Archives: Communication

Obscenities And Posturing Abound At The State Capitol

New Britain – With only days to go until the end of the regular 2017 Legislative Session, political posturing is abundant at the Capitol. Republican leadership is making new forays into text-book examples of bad faith negotiating. Meanwhile, the GOP … 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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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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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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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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Connecticut State Conference AAUP Annual Spring Meeting

=The year’s Annual Spring Meeting for the Connecticut State Conference of the American Association of University Professors features keynote speaker Cornell Labor and Employment Law Chair Risa Lieberwitz. She is also General Counsel of the national AAUP and has served … Continue reading

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National AAUP leaders speak out on threats to faculty, higher education

Washington, D.C. – Shortly after the 2016 election, the AAUP warned that we could be facing the greatest threat to academic freedom since the McCarthy period. It now appears that such a warning was not misplaced. Extremists in the administration, … Continue reading

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Thousands descend on Capitol for Labor Committee hearing

Hartford, CT – Union Strong was the message of the day on Feb. 21 when thousands of union members – public and private sector workers alike – descended on the Capitol to push back legislation that would take away collective … Continue reading

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Proposed bill would “manage” faculty out of their rights

NEW BRITAIN, Feb. 23, 2017 –  With a plethora of anti-union and anti-state worker bills being introduced this session in the Connecticut General Assembly, there is one that stands out as the most egregious from a faculty perspective. SB 596 … Continue reading

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And so it begins…CSU-AAUP responds to Governor’s State of the State Address

HARTFORD, Jan. 4, 2017 – Gov. Malloy’s reference to “state employee concessions” during his State of the State address may give some the impression that the governor expects a small minority of the population to resolve Connecticut’s fiscal challenges. The … 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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Save the Date! Day of Action to Defend Public Higher Education Jan. 26, 2017

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A message from the CSU-AAUP President

Dear CSU-AAUP Members: The Malloy administration requested to meet informally with SEBAC Leaders, and that discussion occurred November 23, 2016. The parties plan to meet informally again. Union leaders will brief their leadership bodies and negotiating committees. Further briefings and information … Continue reading

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Learn about social justice south of the border

Kidnappings, political persecutions, assassinations, land and water-grabs. These are some of the harrowing social justice issues facing our neighbors to the south. Come see and hear from Mexican social justice leaders and advocates when the Caravan Against Repression in Mexico … Continue reading

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Sign the pledge to be a Higher Education Voter

Please click here  and pledge to be a Higher Education Voter and vote for candidates this election year who support quality public higher education. This national pledge drive is brought to you by Faculty Forward. Public higher education has been … 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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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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Newest Table Talk is available

Table Talk is written by the CSU-AAUP negotiating team after each negotiating session and distributed to members. To read the most recent issue of Table Talk, please click here.

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SEBAC Statement in Response to Governor’s Layoffs Announcement

State workers help protect our environment, provide public safety, and affordable public education, and provide essential services to the elderly, the disabled, veterans and others in need. Eliminating more jobs from our economy is not the answer.  What is called for here … Continue reading

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Union News is available

To read the latest issue of Union News, please click here. Union News is also distributed to membership via email.

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Open Letter to Students from BOR President Mark Ojakian

In the wake of some of the most dire budget predictions and shortfalls coming from the Capitol, Board of Regents President Mark Ojakian on March 23, 2016, issued an open letter to students detailing increases in tuition across the CSCU … Continue reading

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If your legislator is Bob Duff, ask him to stand with working men and women!

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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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Table Talk Session 13 and 14

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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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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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 11 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 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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Summit on Inequality and Higher Education Feb. 10

Inequality has come to define the state of Connecticut. In 2015, we became the state with one of the largest income gaps between the top 1 percent and the bottom 99 percent. Connecticut also has the highest achievement gap in … 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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Table Talk December 17, 2015, and January 14, 2016

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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Join CSU-AAUP in a celebration of MLK

With the middle class shrinking, wages stagnating, voting rights under attack, and the rights of people to join in collective bargaining at risk, the need to unite together in a common struggle is paramount. On Saturday, Jan. 16, the weekend … Continue reading

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2015 Quotation Of The Year Award Winner

We are pleased to announce that at its December 10, 2015, meeting the CSU-AAUP Council gave, by unanimous vote, its 2015 Quotation of the Year Award to the following statement made by Mr. Nicholas M. Donofrio, Chairman of the Connecticut … Continue reading

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Faculty Senates Pass Statement Critical of BOR Contract Proposals

Faculty/University Senates at Southern, Central and Western Connecticut State Universities have unanimously passed a statement calling for the Board of Regents to bargain in good faith. Stating the BOR proposals are “misguided, troubling, and, in the end, will leave our … Continue reading

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Table Talk, December 3, 2015

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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CCSU Student Government Association Resolution

On Thursday, November 19, 2015, the CCSU Student Government Association passed unanimously a Resolution In Support of Quality Higher Education. We applaud their efforts and passion at defending quality public higher education in Connecticut. Contract Resolution  

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Time to step up, not shut up

Board of Regents President Mark Ojakian spoke on WNPR’s “Where We Live” show Monday morning about the AAUP Contract Proposals.  He made it clear that the BOR’s proposals are still on the table. Although one “drafting” error had been corrected, … Continue reading

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Table Talk November 5, 2015

The most recent issue of 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 … Continue reading

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Table Talk, October 29, 2015

The most recent issue of 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 … Continue reading

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Table Talk, October 19, 2015

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 by members of … Continue reading

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Table Talk October 5, 2015

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 by members of … Continue reading

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Hurdles on the Horizon Conference

Faculty and staff from the four CSUs, state community colleges, Charter Oak State College, and the CSCU Board of Regents joined together recently at Manchester Community College for Hurdles on the Horizon: Governance & Student Success in the Connecticut State … Continue reading

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CSU-AAUP launches blog with stories of faculty research and community service

CSU faculty are often an overlooked resource for the State of Connecticut. In addition to teaching a four course load per semester, you engage in original research, often providing valuable opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to participate in research. … Continue reading

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A Night with Students and Alumni of the CSU System

On January 23, 2014, eleven students and alumni of the four CSU campuses were invited by CSU-AAUP to speak about the impact of a CSU education on their lives.  Video of the compelling stories the students and alumni shared can be … Continue reading

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Join the CSU-AAUP Part-time Listserv

Last spring, CSU-AAUP held a conference for part-time faculty from all four campuses to share experiences, ideas and concerns regarding part-time employment and teaching and to encourage part-time faculty involvement in campus activities and the AAUP. The conference concluded with … Continue reading

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