The Executive Council, at the urging of the Civil Rights Committee, passed this resolution supporting the actions taken by AAUP criticizing the Trinity College administration’s response when faced with public controversies about a statement on social media by Trinity faculty member Dr. Johnny Williams.
Dr. Johnny Williams was subject to right-wing threats in response to personal posts on social media. Instead of defending him, the administration at Trinity College placed Dr. Williams on involuntary leave. We join the Trinity College AAUP, the national AAUP, and additional AAUP chapters and other organizations in finding this case to be of grave concern.
The Executive Council and Delegates Assembly passed this Resolution in support of fair treatment of Sodexo workers and increased sustainability in campus food systems.
Resolution regarding racial justice in the wake of the michael brown and eric garner cases (january 21, 2015)
The Executive Council and Delegates Assembly of United Academics voted to endorse racial justice efforts on campus, in Vermont and nationally, and to reconstitute our Civil Rights Committee.
The Executive Council of United Academics voted to support Professor Steven Salaita's struggle for his job at the University of Illinois after his controversial comments on Twitter.
The Executive Council of UA voted unanimously to support Prof. Loretta Capeheart in her fight against Northeastern Illinois University's efforts to stifle her academic free speech in retaliation for her activism.
The Executive Council of UA voted unanimously to endorse a resolution adopted by the Vermont State Labor Council in support of public school teachers in Chicago in their dispute with the school district, and made a donation to the Chicago Teachers Union fund.
STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF STAFF UNIONIZATION AT UVM (AUGUST 31, 2012)
The Executive Council of UA adopted a statement supporting the unionization drives and encouraging UA members to discuss the upcoming election with UVM staff friends and coworkers.
Following the campus visits of all the presidential candidates, the Executive Council of UA sent a statement to the Board of Trustees describing the qualities needed to lead UVM at this time, and our concerns about the incoming President's challenge to repair UVM's public trust. Based on input from UVM faculty, from UA representatives who were present at every public forum as well as small-group interviews, and from colleagues at the candidates' current institutions, the Executive Council endorsed certain of the candidates.
The Executive Council urged CCTA management to work with CCTA drivers and mechanics for a fair contract.
RESOLUTION AGAINST RACIAL-PROFILING LAW (MAY 18, 2010)
The Executive Council of UA voted unanimously to pass a resolution against Arizona's recent immigration law. The resolution not only condemns the law but also calls upon UA's affiliates not to hold meetings in Arizona.
RESOLUTION URGING THE VT LEG TO PASS FOCUSED VERSION OF S.88 (APRIL 29, 2010)
The Executive Council of UA voted unanimously to pass a resolution urging the Vermont Legislature to pass a focused version of S.88 that will undertake the design of options for financing universal health care in Vermont, one of which would be a single-payer system. The resolution was sent to legislators on the House Committee on Health Care and the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare as well as to the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate.