Annual Report Workshop May 7th

Mary Curran and Hélène Carrier have generously offered their facilitation skills to librarians interested in attending a discussion regarding Annual Reports. The meeting will take place on May 7th from 1:30 – 3:30 in Room 248.

Please come with your questions for Mary and Hélène.

APUO Makes History!

Today, during two marathon length meetings (Board of Directors and General Assembly), the APUO made history by presenting its bargaining positions to its membership. There was standing room only in Desmarais 12102 for at least part of the General Assembly. I’m inspired that so many APUO members were interested in participating in this act of deliberative democracy. At least 60% of librarian members took part in the discussions which covered our broad bargaining themes as well as positions related to items identified by members as issues in the workplace.

Today is an inspired day. There is no better union than one that works together to make decisions. Not all discussions were easy and few votes issues were unanimously supported. But that’s great – members had the opportunity to hear what we’ve spent 3,000 hours working on. Yes, 3,000 hours of collective work has gone into developing these positions. They heard, they voted, we’re ready to bargain for you.

Collective Agreement Reading and Discussion Group 2012 Edition

Thanks to feedback from the March 2012 librarians’ meeting, the Collective Agreement Reading and Discussion Group, an ad hoc group whose goal is to familiarize APUO librarians with their Collective Agreement will be meeting again this summer. We will meet for 1.5 hours on the following dates:

June 6, 13, 20 and July 11, 18, 25 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

The six meetings will loosely follow a structure based on themes in the CA, such as:

1. Governance at UO

2. Appointments, Rank and Promotion

3. Workload, Review, PTR

4. LPC

5. Discipline, Grievances

6. Leaves

The agenda is not fixed, input is most welcome.

No one has to commit to all meetings. It’s totally drop-in, drop-out as schedules and interest permit. Email Jennifer Dekker for room locations.