CBA Ratification Schedule

Today, November 21, 2016, we held our mandatory informational meeting for dues-paying members regarding the ratification of the tentatively approved Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

Our next step is to have a ratification vote on the proposed CBA.

We will hold our ratification vote from December 5, 2016 – December 12, 2016.

The ballot will be electronic and sent to dues-paying members via e-mail on December 5, 2016 from BallotPoint Election Services.

Ratification of the proposed CBA requires approval by a majority vote of those voting.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please don’t hesitate to contact the AAUP-UC President, Paul MacArthur.


Governing Board Approves Proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement

On Friday, August 26, 2016, the AAUP-UC Governing Board unanimously agreed to approve the new proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the AAUP-UC and Utica College.

This tentative approval is now subject to a ratification vote from the AAUP-UC dues paying membership.

The procedure for the AAUP-UC ratification is as follows:

1) The new contract will be typed up with all of the tentative agreements inserted into the contract. All contract language/changes will be verified by both the AAUP-UC and Utica College. This process will take several weeks.

2) Once Step #1 is completed, the Governing Board will call an AAUP-UC membership information meeting.

3) At least one week prior to this information meeting, the Governing Board will send the tentatively approved contract to the AAUP-UC membership. The new contract, as well as a copy of the old contract, will be distributed electronically.

4) One week after the informational meeting, secret ballots will be mailed to the active membership for the ratification vote. This ballot may be electronic.

As always, if you have questions about the contract or any workplace issue, please don’t hesitate to contact AAUP-UC President, Paul J. MacArthur or any other member of the Governing Board.

Thank you for your continued support of the AAUP-UC.


Tentative Agreement Reached

On Thursday, August 18, 2016, after 16 months of bargaining, the negotiating teams of the AAUP-UC and Utica College administration reached a tentative agreement for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

This tentative agreement will now be brought to the AAUP-UC Governing Board for approval. If the AAUP-UC Governing Board approves the agreement, it will be brought forward to the AAUP-UC dues paying membership for a ratification vote. An informational meeting will be held before any membership vote and a copy of the new contract will be distributed to the membership before this informational meeting. The timeline for ratification will be presented as soon as it is available.

Additionally, the Utica College administration will need to have the contract ratified by the Utica College Board of Trustees.

To allow for this process to be completed, the current CBA has been extended until October 24, 2016.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about negotiations, or any workplace issue, please don’t hesitate to contact the AAUP-UC President, Paul J. MacArthur or any other member of the Governing Board.

Thank you for your continued support of the AAUP-UC!


Congratulations to our new board members!

Congratulations to our newly reelected president, Paul MacArthur, our new treasurer, Xiao Xiao, and our (re)elected at-large board members: Leonore Fleming, Thomas Rossi, James Smith and Sara Scanga (1 year term), who will take office on July 1.

The AAUP-UC Governing Board for 2016-2017 is:

Governing Board Officers:

  • President:  Paul J. MacArthur, Associate Professor of Public Relations & Journalism
  • Vice President: Adam Pack, Professor of Biology
  • Treasurer: Xiao Xiao, Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • Secretary: Dan Kurtz, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Past President: Laurence Zoeckler, Associate Professor of Education

Governing Board Members At Large:

  • Leonore Fleming, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
  • Kirstin Impicciatore, Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Recreation
  • Denise Nepveux, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
  • Thomas Rossi, Professor of Management
  • Sara Scanga, Associate Professor of Biology
  • James Smith, Professor of Physical Therapy

We also want to take a moment to thank Brad Emmons, John Cormican, Tyson Kreiger, and Arlene Lundquist, whose terms ended on June 30, for their service on the Governing Board. We really appreciate their dedication to the union and their efforts to make our union stronger.


AAUP-UC Contract Extended Thru August 18, 2016

The current Utica College — AAUP-UC Collective Bargaining Agreement has been extended through August 18, 2016 in order to continue work on negotiations through the summer.

If raises/increases are negotiated into our new contract, we anticipate they will be retroactive to the original end date of the CBA, as has been the case in previous negotiations.

For your reference, the current CBA can be found here.

If you have not yet joined the AAUP-UC, please take a moment to do so now. Your membership and support are very important.

If you have any questions or concerns about negotiations, or any workplace issue, please don’t hesitate to contact the AAUP-UC President, Paul J. MacArthur.

Thank you for your patience and continued support of the AAUP-UC.



AAUP-UC Contract Extended Thru May 31, 2016

The current Utica College — AAUP-UC Collective Bargaining Agreement has been extended through May 31, 2016 as negotiations continue to move forward. 

If raises/increases are negotiated into our new contract, we anticipate they will be retroactive to the original end date of the CBA, as has been the case in previous negotiations.

For your reference, the current CBA can be found here.

If you have not yet joined the AAUP-UC, please take a moment to do so now. Your membership and support are very important.

If you have any questions or concerns about negotiations, or any workplace issue, please don’t hesitate to contact the AAUP-UC President, Paul J. MacArthur.

Thank you for your patience and continued support of the AAUP-UC.


Nominate a Student For an AAUP-UC Scholarship!

Each year, the AAUP-UC awards two $1,000 scholarships at our spring luncheon.

Members of the bargaining unit are invited to nominate worthy Utica College students in their next-to-last year at Utica College. This includes juniors or students who are continuing in(to) a graduate program at Utica College.

The Virgil C. Crisafulli Scholarship is awarded each year to a junior for demonstrated outstanding leadership in regard to at least one of AAUP’s core values such as academic freedom, professional responsibility, civic service, humanitarian concern for others, and solidarity with those who share the common goals of equity and voice for all.

The Robert W. Millett Scholarship is awarded for academic excellence reflecting the values of the AAUP: respect for open dialogue and the free exchange of ideas; the right to self-expression; integrity in scholarly endeavors; and support for academic freedom.

While any nominee should have both an outstanding academic record and an interest in service to the community, the emphasis for each award is different. The Millett scholarship highlights academics and the Crisafulli scholarship highlights service. A subcommittee of the governing board reviews the nominations and determines the winners of the scholarships.

To nominate a student, email the nominee’s name and a letter of recommendation to either of the scholarship subcommittee members: Denise Nepveux or Leonore Fleming.

Please be sure to specify which scholarship you are nominating your student for, and submit your nominations by Thursday, April 21.

See last year’s winners here.


AAUP-UC Contract Extended Thru April 22, 2016

The current Utica College — AAUP-UC Collective Bargaining Agreement has been extended through April 22, 2016 as negotiations continue to move forward. The decision to extend the contract is based on the fact that the negotiations remain positive, productive and professional. We are making progress with each session.

If raises/increases are negotiated into our new contract, we anticipate they will be retroactive to the original end date of the CBA, as has been the case in previous negotiations.

For your reference, the current CBA can be found here.

If you have not yet joined the AAUP-UC, please take a moment to do so now. Your membership and support are very important.

If you have any questions or concerns about negotiations, or any workplace issue, please don’t hesitate to contact the AAUP-UC President, Paul J. MacArthur.

Thank you for your patience and continued support of the AAUP-UC.