By Shawn Gilmore, NTFC President :: Apr 7, 2017 :: Colleagues —
Spring is nearly here, and a few things ongoing for NTFC Local #6546.
This week, we were proud to co-sponsor an event with State Representative Carol Ammons, featuring Ralph Martire of the Center for Tax and Budget Responsibility. Thanks to those who were able to come out, and for the excellent questions and thinking on display about what we can do.
In addition, we met with the UIUC administration for our Spring labor-management meeting, primarily to discuss contract implementation, the March campus salary program (which has resulted in raises for the majority of our bargaining unit), various policy changes, and the potential impact on members of our unit by changes at the federal level around H-1B visa applications.
We are moving forward with out Stewards Council elections, which close today, meaning that our first full (non-provisional) Stewards Council will meet next week! Some of the first items on their agenda will be to consider our plans to hire a staff member in the near future, fill gaps in the Council, and work out how we’ll handle endorsements and positions that the union will take.
Later on today, 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!