ED Note: Changes have been made to this document as of 8/26/15.
As we approach the fall semester, the FNTFO continues to bargain for a fair and just contract for all of our members. The bargaining team meets with administration again August 27. Fall semester starts August 31. The administration has called in a mediator who will be present at the August 27 meeting. Both sides hope we can come to an agreement to take for ratification. Our general membership meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 5 p.m. in Science 111.
We have learned that it is important to speak out and let the administration know when there is problems with our contract. It will help the bargaining team during the NEXT bargaining process. We need to let them know when we are unhappy. If you have issues, remember you are not ALONE. Contact your union representatives and let them help you navigate through the issue. It will help you and your fellow FNTFO members!
Your bargaining team members are: Linda Sherwood (Lead Negotiator), Mary Bacon, Paul Zube and Keith Calkins. This team represents all three levels (1s, 2s and 3s) that our contract covers.
Ask your bargaining team as well as your FNTFO leadership including Anna Rizzo (President), Mary Bacon (Vice President), Dharma Shetty (Treasurer) and Paul Zube (Grievance Chair), how you can help make our issues visible and stress the importance of our needs in this next contract, which we are currently negotiating.