While many of us are still fuming over The New School administration’s rebranding campaign, we’re writing to remind you that, while you may not have a say in how your university looks, you DO have a say in your union. To review some of our major accomplishments in the 2014-2015 academic year:
- A majority of student teaching and research workers (over 75%!) signed cards agreeing to be represented by SENS-UAW in collective bargaining.
- On December 10 we met with the New School Administration and requested they voluntarily agree to a fair process in holding elections.
- We also filed a petition at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to affirm our right to collective bargaining. The NLRB has now scheduled initial hearing dates for our case to begin on April 20, but the University is still considering reaching an agreement outside the NLRB.
We encourage you to come to an open forum on Monday, April 13 at 8pm on the6th floor of 6 E 16th Street where we will present and discuss the details of an agreement we are hoping to reach with The New School. This is a vital period for determining the future of SENS-UAW, so if you want to have a say in what our union stands for, join us!