By Shawn Gilmore, NTFC President :: Mar 24, 2017 :: Colleagues —
A brief update from NTFC Local #6546. Most of our members are on a much-deserved Spring Break this week, but we have been up to a couple of things I’d like to highlight here:
NTFC has is co-sponsoring–along with GEO and CFA–an event hosted by State Representative Carol Ammons, with Ralph Martire of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (link). I’m attaching a flier–feel free to circulate to any interested parties. Second, we are looking to coordinate with UPI 4100 (which the UIS faculty union is part of) on their April 27 “Teach Out” event. There will be more on this to come, but I wanted to highlight it now.
Next week, we’re swinging back into action, prepping for our Spring labor-management meeting (LMM) with UIUC’s administration, getting both our Stewards Council and officer elections going, and prepping for our end-of-semester activities, including a celebration of the one-year anniversary of our first contract.
Though turnout might be light, some of our regulars will be out for our weekly Happy Hour today, at or around 5pm, at our normal location, Quality Bar, in downtown Champaign. Come on out if you’re local to celebrate the end of the week!