Union Update

Hi all,

Our union leadership would like you to be aware of the following:

Thursday, August 18, 2p.m.-3p.m. in room 1001.  Perry Buckley will
come talk about pensions.  I will provide pizza and sodas.  If you are
attending, please let me know by Tuesday, August 16.

Also, mark your calendars for these dates.

Thursday, September 8 2p.m.-4:30p.m.  Welcome Union Meeting for New
Members and General Meeting
Thursday, September 22, 2p.m.-4:30p.m.  General Union Meeting
Thursday, October 20, 2p.m.-4:30p.m.  General Union Meeting
Thursday, November 17, 2p.m.-4:30p.m. General Union Meeting
In December, we will have a Christmas party in place of a meeting.

You will note the time change.  I am reserving the last hour for
questions and concerns you have and/or a Contract educational.

I’ll be posting information as requested by Jesu.

Greeting from Mike Ruggeri

As of late I’ve been in contact, via email, with our former union chapter chair, Mike Ruggeri. I asked him if I could share some of the information from his email blasts on The Lounge to which he stated, “Of course, post it everywhere.”

Suffice it to say, he continues to be involved with our union concerns. Here’s what Mike would like you to know:

  • He’s created a website, ASSAULT ON TEACHERS.  According to Mike, “It has up to date news on the sustained assault on the teaching profession by those who hate us.” Check it out.
  • He would like you to send him a personal email address so that he can add you to his email blast list. He can be reached at michaelruggeri@mac.com

It’s good to know that he’s still involved with our college faculty. For those of you who do not know about Mike, ask some of the ‘older’ faculty members about his union tenure.

I still remember him coming to my office when I first started. He gave me the pro-union speech and got my signature on the spot. Along the way, we had our fair share of disagreements regarding union issues, but he always listened and when needed, agreed to disagree.