SAVE THE DATE: Membership Meeting 2/3 @ 3:00 Golden Eagles and NEIU BOT 2/5 @ 2:00

Dear all,

Please mark your calendars and make a priority of Tuesday, 2/3 at 3:00 in Golden Eagles for a NEIU/UPI Membership Meeting. This is a must make meeting, because the Negotiations Team has important questions for you.

And try to attend the NEIU Board of Trustee Meeting on the following Thursday in Golden Eagles at 2:00. I will report to the board on our Tuesday meeting and I encourage others to email bot@neiu.edu on or before 1/28 if you would like to speak. Ms. Rempas will need a short summary of what you are going to say–I usually send a sentence–and your name and affiliation.

The NEIU/UPI Executive Board is meeting weekly this semester until the conclusion of contract negotiations, and we will be meeting with Area Reps throughout the semester. Many thanks to everyone who turned out today! We are organizing a card drive to make sure everyone is a member who can vote on the contract, in the UPI elections this spring, and vote if we need to engage in direct action.

The Joint Negotiations Teams have been meeting regularly again this semester–twice weekly but with only one session this week–and they are scheduled to meet again on Monday 1/26 and Wednesday 1/28. They will have something to report on February 3–one way, let us say, or the other.

Thanks EVERYONE!!! Your work and energy are keeping this boat afloat. Yes: the ship that is the university as well as the union.

sjm