2016-17 Contract Campaign Calendar

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Spring 2017

January 2017

20: WMU-AAUP Association Council meeting.
Friday, January 20, 1:30 p.m. 157 Bernhard Center.

27: Fourth Friday Happy Hour – Build solidarity and discuss negotiation priorities. Dues-paying members: Your first drink’s on us. Friday, January 27, 5-6 p.m. Arcadia    Brewing Company, 701 E. Michigan Ave.

February 2017

16: WMU-AAUP special chapter meeting on 2017 contract negotiations. Featuring a “A Question of Priorities: Understanding University Finances,” a presentation by Dr. Howard Bunsis, professor of accounting at Eastern Michigan University and chair of the national AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress. Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 2:30   p.m. Fetzer Center (Putney Auditorium).

24: Fourth Friday Happy Hour – Build solidarity and discuss negotiation priorities. Dues-paying members: Your first drink’s on us. Friday, February 24, 5-6 p.m. Arcadia Brewing Company, 701 E. Michigan Ave.

March 2017

15: WMU Board of Trustees meeting. Wednesday, March 15. 11 a.m. 157-159 Bernhard Center.

17: WMU-AAUP Association Council meeting. Special guest Kira Schuman, senior program officer for the national AAUP, will join us to lead a training session: “Organizing on Campus and Building Your Contract Action Team.” AC meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. Kira’s session starts at 3. Friday, March 17. 157 Bernhard Center.

24: Fourth Friday Happy Hour – Build solidarity and discuss negotiation priorities. Dues-paying members: Your first drink’s on us. Friday, March 24, 5-6 p.m. Arcadia Brewing Company, 701 E. Michigan Ave.

April 2017

14: WMU-AAUP spring chapter meeting.
Friday, April 14, 1:30 p.m. 208 Bernhard Center.

27: WMU Board of Trustees meeting. Thursday, April 27. 11 a.m. Heritage Hall.

28: Fourth Friday Happy Hour – Build solidarity and discuss negotiations.
Dues-paying members: Your first drink’s on us. Friday, April 28, 5-6 p.m. Arcadia         Brewing Company, 701 E. Michigan Ave.


Fall 2016

September 2016

06: WMU-AAUP Fall BBQ and Contract Campaign Kick-off
Tuesday, September 6, 5-7 p.m. Montague House, 814 Oakland Drive.

07: WMU Board of Trustees meeting
Wednesday, September 7, 11 a.m. 157-159 Bernhard Center.

09: Bronco Bash: Sign up for a shift or just stop by and visit the WMU-AAUP booth.  Friday, September 9, 3-7 p.m. Sangren Mall.

16: New Faculty and Association Council Luncheon, with guest speaker Dr. Risa Lieberwitz, Cornell University. Friday, September 16, at 11:30 a.m. 157 Bernhard Center.

16: WMU-AAUP Association Council Meeting
Friday, September 16, 1:30 p.m. 157 Bernhard Center.

16: “The History, Uses, and Abuses of Title IX,” a public presentation by Dr. Risa Lieberwitz, Professor of Labor and Employment Law at Cornell University and General Counsel of the American Association of University Professors. Friday, September 16, 4 p.m. 157 Bernhard Center.

23: Fourth Friday Happy Hour – Build solidarity and discuss negotiation priorities. Dues-paying members: Your first drink’s on us. Friday, September 23, 5-6 p.m. Arcadia Brewing Co., 701 E. Michigan Ave.

October 2016

11: WMU Board of Trustees meeting
Tuesday, October 11, 11 a.m. Heritage Hall.

14: WMU-AAUP Fall Chapter Meeting
Friday, October 14, 1:30 p.m. 157 Bernhard Center.

28: Fourth Friday Happy Hour – Build solidarity and discuss negotiation priorities. Dues-paying members: Your first drink’s on us. Friday, October 28, 5-6 p.m. Arcadia Brewing Co., 701 E. Michigan Ave.

November 2016

11: WMU-AAUP Association Council Meeting
Friday, November 11, 1:30 p.m. 157 Bernhard Center.

December 2016

13: WMU Board of Trustees meeting and holiday party
Tuesday, December 13, 11 a.m. 157-159 Bernhard Center.