May 16-17: Planning Our Contract Campaign for 2014 Negotiations

2014 Starts Now!

All dues-paying bargaining-unit members are invited:
Planning Our Contract Campaign for 2014 Negotiations
Thursday, May 16, and Friday, May 17, 2013 

Featuring Peter Nguyen, J.D., Executive Director of the UConn-AAUP and
Senior Collective Bargaining Advisor to the UConn Health Center AAUP

Call 345-0151 or email to RSVP for any or all sessions.


Thursday, May 16:

2:30-5 p.m.  Negotiation strategies: What has worked? What will work in 2014?
(Meet at Walwood Commons)

Facilitated discussion with Peter Nguyen, members of previous negotiation teams, and all interested colleagues. If you are interested in serving on the 2014 negotiation team, you are especially encouraged to attend, but please consider coming even if you’re not. There will be a wealth of valuable information shared in this session!

Friday, May 17

9-10:30 a.m. Planning and Deploying Labor Actions
(Meet at Walwood Commons)

Presentation by Peter Nguyen on how to use a variety of job actions effectively at different points in the negotiating process. Association Council members are especially encouraged to attend, but all colleagues who are invested in the success of our 2014 negotiations should be there too. Discussion to follow.

11 a.m.– 3 p.m. Workshop: Drafting a Campaign Plan (Light lunch will be served.)
(Meet at Montague House)

All dues-paying bargaining-unit members are encouraged to attend. We will need all hands on deck for the 2014 negotiations, and 2014 starts now!

About our featured speaker:

Peter Q. Nguyen, J.D.

With extensive experience in higher education and organized labor, Peter Nguyen is the executive director of the University of Connecticut AAUP and senior collective bargaining advisor to the University of Connecticut Health Center Chapter of the AAUP. He has served as an expert panelist, presenter, and trainer at the AAUP Summer Institute, the American Federation of Teachers Collective Bargaining Conference, and the AFT Union Leadership Institute, among many other higher education labor conferences, and he has worked as an organizer and representation specialist for the California Faculty Association and the California Federation of Teachers.

Previously, as National Director of Member Education and Organizing for the Screen Actors Guild, Peter helped lead that union through a major national contract campaign and nearly seven-month strike. He has also led training sessions, presented, and consulted for the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the San Fernando Valley Leadership Institute, the House of Blues Foundation, and the Museum of Tolerance. Peter earned his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, where he focused on civil rights, critical race theory, and labor law. He has testified before the California State Assembly and Senate Higher Education committees and the University of California Board of Regents on such topics as curriculum, funding, and diversity in public higher education.

A dynamic speaker and skilled organizer, negotiator, and strategist, Peter’s visit to WMU is a great opportunity for faculty to get ready for our 2014 negotiations, whether you are interested in joining the negotiation team or not. Develop your negotiation skills, learn how to design and implement strategic labor actions, and help to plan a contract campaign that gets the faculty organized early on and shows the strength of our Chapter throughout the negotiation process.

2014 starts now!
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the ropes from Peter Nguyen.
Join us May 16-17

Call 345-0151 or email to RSVP.

2 thoughts on “May 16-17: Planning Our Contract Campaign for 2014 Negotiations

  1. Peter is dynamic and inspiring. I plan to be there to rekindle my active support of WMU-AAUP. Mary P

    • Thanks, Mary! It will be great to have you there. Thank you for all you do in service to the faculty!

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