Dear colleagues,

Today two reminders and some documents to share regarding the Member’s Meeting this Wednesday at 2:30 and a reminder to fill out UA’s quick survey on budget cuts.

1)    Last week we emailed a short (<5 minute) survey with the subject line “Survey on Budget Cut Impacts.” Please fill it out (even if you have felt no impact), before it closes today, Monday April 2nd, at 5:00 pm. The College of Arts and Sciences represents roughly half of UVM in terms of faculty and students. We have been hearing a lot about the various impacts of the cuts, ongoing and proposed, and we are trying to better understand the big picture so as to better serve all faculty across the university. Whether the effects on you have been major, minor, or none at all, we want to know.

2)    The Spring Member’s meeting is Wed. April 4th at 2:30 in John Dewey Lounge. Please come, and bring a colleague. What the union does matters, and this is your chance to learn and make a difference. Attached to this email are an agenda and the minutes in need of approval from previous meetings.  (If you are a fee payer and would like to join so you can participate in the meeting, click here, or come to the meeting and you can sign a member card at the door.)

Best wishes,

Tom Streeter

President, United Academics

United Academics is the union of full- and part-time faculty at University of Vermont, with over 700 members from departments and colleges across the campus. We represent faculty in negotiating and upholding contracts, and we advocate for fair labor practices within and beyond our academic community. We are a member-led union­ committed to academic freedom, shared governance, social and environmental justice.

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