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UFE Bargaining Team Reaches Tentative Agreement June 1, 2012

The Tentative Agreement (TA) reached by the UFE Bargaining Team has been unanimously recommended by the Bargaining Team, the Coordinating Committee, and the Stewards Council. on June,1, 2012  The ratification process included a series of meetings in which the Bargaining Team presented the TA to the Membership (Wednesday, June 6, 2012), and at All Faculty Forums. Members voted by paper ballot during the voting period, June 6 – June 13.  Below you will find critical links and dates relating to the Tentative Agreement:

Digest of the Draft of the Tentative Agreement (revised June 5)– summarizes draft changes to the existing CBA
Draft of the Tentative Agreement — please review in advance of the Membership Meeting on Wed, June 6.


Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Olympia

Occupy Olympia carries on, as of this writing, as one of the longest-standing occupations in the country.

See the statement of support from the the Coordinating Committee of the UFE.

UFE members have been contributing to the Occupy movement in several ways.  Many of us have attended General Assemblies and camped overnight.  We’ve attended rallies, and UFE coordinators have spoken at the major rallies at the capitol.  Some members have cooked meals and delivered them.  We are donating $500 to Occupy Olympia and Occupy Tacoma.

Several UFE members and Evergreen faculty have written articles related to the Occupy movement.  Here are links to those that we know about:

Bret Weinstein (Evolutionary Biology): (originally published in the Tacoma News Tribune).

Trevor Griffey (U.S. History) :

Peter Bohmer (Economics), with Ron Jacobs.  Transcontinental Occupation
Zoltan Grossman (Geography): Rise of the Planet of the People

Alan Nasser (Emeritus, Political Economy) has a series of articles at Counterpunch. many of which relate to core Occupy themes.  See, for example,  How the Oligarchy Gets Politicized (Nov 15)