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Impact Bargaining, Round Two

Good afternoon GAs, The first session of Impact Bargaining with the university administration was reassuringly productive. So far the administration has already agreed with us that the federal “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” covers expanded sick leave for GAs and their loved ones (whether that means roommates, parents, children, partners, &c.) as well as child care leave; that GAs cannot be negatively evaluated by their supervisors or students for any semester affected by the pandemic; and that ONLY GAs deemed as “essential employees” will be made to report to campus during this time. But on the other hand we are still hammering out several key issues with the administration, such as fee refunds, guaranteed re-appointment for GAs whose work has been delayed by the pandemic, and reimbursement for lost travel funds.  Want to help the union achieve these outstanding goals? You can "show up" at our next bargaining session! Now with all our bargaining sessions taking place on Zoom, it’s easier than ever to show your solidarity with our efforts.  Our next meeting is FRIDAY, (TOMORROW!) APRIL 10TH, from 9:00AM-11:00AM. Even if you can only pop in for 10 minutes, we love to put up those big numbers in front of the administration! There are TWO Zoom rooms for this bargaining session. The first is the room where we meet with the administration, and the bargaining gets done. JOIN THIS ROOM FIRST. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 653 348 711 The SECOND Zoom room is our PERSONAL GAU caucus room, where we will switch over to in order to discuss the administration’s proposal in private.  Topic: IMPACT BARGAINING CAUCUS ROOM Time: Apr 10, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 552 128 953 Password: GAU!23 One tap mobile +16465588656,,552128953#,,#,216162# US (New York) +13126266799,,552128953#,,#,216162# US (Chicago) Dial by your location         +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)         +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)         +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)         +1 253 215 8782 US         +1 301 715 8592 US         +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 552 128 953 Password: 216162 Find your local number: Note that you CANNOT be in multiple Zoom rooms at once (on the same account), so you will have to LEAVE the first bargaining room to sign IN to the caucus room, and vice-versa.  Looking forward to seeing you there, bright and early tomorrow morning. Stay safe, and in solidarity, Vincenza Antonetta Berardo Chief Negotiator, UFF-FSU-GAU Ph.D. Candidate Philosophy Department Florida State University

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