Congratulations to our new board members!

Congratulations to our re-elected President, Adam Pack, our re-elected treasurer, Xiao Xiao, our re-elected at-large board members, John Cormican and Chris Tingley, and our newly elected at-large board member, Denise Nepveux, who will take office on July 1.

The AAUP-UC Governing Board for 2021-2021 is:

Governing Board Officers:

  • President: Adam Pack, Professor of Biology
  • Vice President: Leonore Fleming, Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Treasurer: Xiao Xiao, Professor of Mathematics
  • Secretary: Jim Smith, Professor of Physical Therapy
  • Past President: Paul J. MacArthur, Professor of Public Relations and Journalism

Governing Board Members At Large:

  • Jim Brown, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
  • John Cormican, Professor of English
  • Tom Diana, Associate Professor of Education
  • Denise Nepveux, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
  • Chris Riddle, Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Chris Tingley, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Strategy.

We also want to take a moment to thank Amy Lindsey, whose term ended on June 30, for her service on the Governing Board. We really appreciate her dedication to the union and her efforts to make our union stronger.




Congratulations to the 2020 AAUP-UC Scholarship Winners!

From a number of very qualified submissions, the Scholarship Selection Committee is proud to announce the following 2020 AAUP-UC Scholarship Winners, which were announced at the AAUP-UC General Membership Meeting on May 14, 2020:

The Virgil C. Crisafulli Scholarship for leadership and service in the spirit of the AAUP was awarded to Anastasia Shikula, nominated by Sara Scanga, Professor of Biology and Benjamin Williamson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.


The Robert W. Millett Scholarship for Academic Achievement was awarded to Kierra Caissey, nominated by John Schwoebel, Associate Professor of Psychology.


Congrats to our winners!

 

Read more about the AAUP-UC Scholarships and see past winners here.

 


Your Weingarten Rights Turned 45 This Week!!!

Forty-five years ago, on Feb. 19, 1975, the Supreme Court ruled that an employee has the right to request union representation in any meeting that she or he feels could result in discipline or termination.

You Are Being Asked Questions That Might Lead To Disciplinary Action: What Do You Do?

If you believe that discipline will result from a meeting with management/administration (in legalese, “an investigatory interview”), you can insist that a union representative be present during this interview. This is part of your “Weingarten Rights,” which references the 1975 United States Supreme Court case NLRB vs. Weingarten. Weingarten Rights apply only to members of a collective bargaining unit and are among the many benefits of having a union.

When an investigatory interview occurs, the following rules apply:

Rule 1) – You must make a clear request for effective union representation before or during the interview. Often an employee may not know at the outset that a meeting with management could lead to discipline. If such a meeting is or becomes an “investigatory interview,” you should assert your right to have a union officer of your choosing present. You cannot be punished for making this request. (Note: If the union representative of your choice is not available in a reasonable time period, it may be necessary for an alternative union officer to represent you.)

A typical Weingarten request would be: “If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my union representative be present at this meeting. Until my union representative arrives, I choose not to participate in this discussion.” Or you may simply say, “I want my union representative here.”

Rule 2) – After you make this request, the interviewer has three options:

a. Grant the request and delay the interview until your union representative arrives and has a chance to consult privately with you. (Note: The right to representation is the right to effective representation, which translates in this rule as the right to consult privately with the representative before the interview. The union representative should also know what the meeting is about ahead of time so that he/she can effectively advise you.)

b. Deny the request and end the interview immediately; or

c. Give you a choice of: (I) having the interview continue without representation or (II) ending the interview. (Note: It is not wise to choose the first option.)

Rule 3) – If the interviewer denies your request and continues to ask questions, this is an unfair labor practice. You have the right not to answer any questions until you have union representation. You cannot be disciplined for refusing to answer the questions, but you are required to sit there until the supervisor terminates the interview. Leaving before this happens may constitute punishable insubordination in some cases.

The AAUP-UC represents all members of the bargaining unit, both those who pay dues and those who do not, and is obligated to come to your aid without prejudice. If you are summoned to a meeting with a member of administration and discover that it is an “investigatory interview,” assert your right to have a union representative present.

Download a printable PDF of this information here


Congratulations to our new board members!

Congratulations to our re-elected secretary, Jim Smith, our newly elected vice president, Leonore Fleming and our newly elected at-large board members: Jim Brown, Tom Diana and Chris Riddle, who will take office on July 1.

The AAUP-UC Governing Board for 2019-2020 is:

Governing Board Officers:

  • President: Adam Pack, Professor of Biology
  • Vice President: Leonore Fleming, Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Treasurer: Xiao Xiao, Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • Secretary: Jim Smith, Professor of Physical Therapy
  • Past President: Paul J. MacArthur, Professor of Public Relations and Journalism

Governing Board Members At Large:

  • Jim Brown, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
  • John Cormican, Professor of English
  • Tom Diana, Associate Professor of Education
  • Amy Linsdey, Associate Professor Psychology
  • Chris Riddle, Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Chris Tingley, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Strategy.

We also want to take a moment to thank Lawrence Day, Jeff Miller and Denise Nepveux, whose terms end 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.


Congratulations to the 2019 AAUP-UC Scholarship Winners!

From a number of very qualified submissions, the Scholarship Selection Committee is proud to announce the following 2019 AAUP-UC Scholarship Winners, which were awarded at the AAUP-UC General Membership Meeting on April 30, 2019:

The Virgil C. Crisafulli Scholarship for leadership and service in the spirit of the AAUP was awarded to Peter Gaughan, nominated by Daniel Tagliarina, Assistant Professor of Government and Politics.

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The Robert W. Millett Scholarship for Academic Achievement was awarded to Cara Patterson, nominated by Elizabeth Threadgill, Assistant Professor of English and Daniel Shank Cruz, Associate Professor of English.

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Congrats to our winners!


Read more about the AAUP-UC Scholarships and see past winners here.