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Grad Committee OC meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Danielle Dirocco
06:35
Danielle Dirocco, Executive Director, Graduate Assistants United @URI
Gregg Gascon
14:32
You are too kind, Susan.
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
20:18
Health insurance broker for the university
Deb Larson - Michigan Education Association
20:41
Contributors to endowment fund
Cynthia, OEA (Oregon)
20:57
Student governance and other student groups?
Timo Küster (he/him)
21:02
Donors
Gregg Gascon
21:03
Largest employers in the county; president of the foundation; largest donors to the college or university and its foundation
Bret Seferian MTA
21:11
State boards of education, local political figures (legisiators)
Danielle Dirocco
21:19
@krystal says "Director of Research"
Krystal Williams
21:23
Director of Research
Cynthia, OEA (Oregon)
21:28
Greg pointed out local employers
Deb Larson - Michigan Education Association
24:24
His legislative voting record
Bret Seferian MTA
24:26
Where have donations come from
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
24:31
Federal funding
Dayton Syme
24:33
where is the funding going post auterity
Drew Amidei (he/him)
24:44
what kinds of assets do they manage? real estate assests?
Danielle Dirocco
24:54
I'd be interested in knowing if the banks and asset mgmt. companies have benefitted from them as President
Kyle Wilkison
24:57
Besides public tax funds and tuition, what other revenue sources are available to the college?
Ernestine Clayton
25:08
Why has faculty expressed o confidence
Bret Seferian MTA
25:15
Compare where money spent pre and post austerity
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
25:39
Cash on hand
Ernestine Clayton
25:44
Were the deficits on campus or in the community
Danielle Dirocco
25:44
What's the university's plan, given austerity measures, to distribute those sweet, sweet COVID dollars they received?
Bret Seferian MTA
25:52
Who debt owed to?
Danielle Dirocco
26:33
Any changes in tuition over their tenure?
Bret Seferian MTA
26:35
Right - but I meant do the banks have connections to the presiuddne
Bret Seferian MTA
26:38
*president
Danielle Dirocco
27:10
EXCELLENT question.
Drew Amidei (he/him)
28:18
if we do uncover a conflict of interest, that might be something worth passing to a friendly journalist to investigate further
Bret Seferian MTA
28:34
Depends on the type of information found. Fire up members, get students upset, get president bad press
Bret Seferian MTA
28:48
Also alumni
Glen Southergill - MT
29:52
Hadn't heard about the financial session -- could I get more info.?
Melissa Case - NEA Zone 4 Director
29:54
THANKS Susan - you are fantastic, and dangerous!
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
30:38
asset
Danielle Dirocco
32:19
Grad student housing. /s
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
36:51
So we’ve had a wage theft issue for our GAs. How do we leverage this
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
37:07
We’re pursuing the legal end of it but PR/organizing-wise...?
Liz Picone
37:58
To anyone that registered in the last 24 hours you proably did not receive these so please email me and I will forward to you. Lpicone@nea.org
Danielle Dirocco
40:00
https://www.nlrb.gov/search/case
Danielle Dirocco
40:53
https://dockets.justia.com/
Danielle Dirocco
40:57
https://pacer.uscourts.gov/
Danielle Dirocco
41:16
https://www.findlaw.com/
Danielle Dirocco
41:35
@vincenza We had the same issue two years ago. We went to our state Dept of Labor
Bret Seferian MTA
41:48
Try the Chronical of Higher Ed
Danielle Dirocco
41:52
We grieved it but it was rejected on standing, so we went around them and brought it straight to the DOL
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
42:03
Yeah we’re running up the chain rn w that but that takes a while you know. I want to do stuff in the meantime
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
42:12
Ah thanks Bret good idea
Danielle Dirocco
42:38
https://www.nlrb.gov/search/case
Bret Seferian MTA
43:00
Also if the get a bunch of grads around from Tallahassee area try to get into the Democrat.
Danielle Dirocco
43:10
https://www.eeoc.gov/
Danielle Dirocco
43:27
https://echo.epa.gov/
Danielle Dirocco
43:41
https://www.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker
Danielle Dirocco
43:47
https://www.contractormisconduct.org/
Danielle Dirocco
47:30
Where should we look for those contracts?
Roxie Brookshire
48:32
I am not sure I understand how it happened well enough to articulate it to other people, but I would like to get more attention to it.
Danielle Dirocco
50:29
Ooooooh, that's a great one!
Danielle Dirocco
52:22
@gerald, you're next up
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
53:25
We’re also presenting it as a “infographic” sorta thing for our members so it’s more “let us help you!” Than a direct attack against admin
Danielle Dirocco
53:26
ATTENTION GRAD WORKERS-- the NEA Grad Committee is on Slack! Join us so you get the inside scoop and can communicate across our respective chapters. https://join.slack.com/t/neagradworker-ncs5820/shared_invite/zt-tamt1vc3-1UzCCxkSxe8iIKLgiHAS6A
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
54:15
Oh yay!
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
54:18
I WILL lol
Liz Picone
54:32
We also have a private Facebook page for Higher Ed titled NEA Higher Ed
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
55:19
We did a PRR recently for figuring out how badly they’re exploiting our international students—lack of tuition waiveers—and they failed to comply with the PRR
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
55:36
So now we have to deal with THAT lol love that b-s
Bret Seferian MTA
56:22
Most likely there is a state government agency to file a complaint with about not responding to public docs requests: AG or Sec of State, etc
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
56:31
Yeah there is
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
56:42
We’re, once again, running that up the chain, lol
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
57:32
We also have to open impact bargaining for COVID now so it’s just like. UGGHHH
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
57:36
So much lol
Bret Seferian MTA
57:42
Gerlad: If local press is against you there might be some alternative newsource that paper sees as a threat...
Danielle Dirocco
57:45
We'd love open bargaining, but it ain't gonna happen
Liz Picone
58:16
Susan Nogan
Liz Picone
58:21
SNogan@nea.org
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
01:00:48
Advice: if your health insurance sucks, start shopping for your university, just like you might shop for your own car insurance
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
01:01:08
I did that my first year on the bargaining committee and it legit worked lol
Gerald Williams - New Mexico
01:01:09
Thank you Liz!
Danielle Dirocco
01:05:20
Ohhh boy, parking
Danielle Dirocco
01:05:46
There's absolutely not a single person on our campus who has any affection for them. They are the lowest hanging fruit when we need an organizing campaign since they're so awful
Danielle Dirocco
01:07:28
DO join us on GAU's slack if you can, we'd love to have you
Danielle Dirocco
01:08:00
Pardon, that was meant for Luis.
Kyle Wilkison
01:08:38
Susan, you mentioned research that you do in this area. What is the process for enlisting you or the NEA in searching for a specific question?
Liz Picone
01:09:10
Susan Nogan SNogan@nea.org
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
01:09:37
Is anyone opening impact bargaining for the fall for covid? Would love to info-swap lol
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
01:09:54
bargaining@fsugau.org
Danielle Dirocco
01:10:22
We did that last year, and haven't been asked to come back to the table for this year but we've been engaged in conversations about what sort of parameters will be instituted in the fall.
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
01:11:21
“Haven’t been asked” you need to be asked?
Danielle Dirocco
01:11:31
Good point!
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
01:11:35
We do the request lol
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
01:11:55
It was just a matter of finding a “trigger” for it but apparently our faculty union figured it out so I’m talking w them right now
Liz Picone
01:12:19
Yeah Susan!!
Danielle Dirocco
01:14:24
https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/use-the-data
Nas I. Afi
01:15:06
Susan, this was very informative! Thank you!
Michelle Gutierrez, she/her
01:16:32
Thank you, Susan. This has been great!
Melvina Gillespie, Mich Ed Ass
01:16:37
This was excellent! Thank you!
Gerald Williams - New Mexico
01:16:42
Thanks for sharing Susan!!
Danielle Dirocco
01:16:53
https://join.slack.com/t/neagradworker-ncs5820/shared_invite/zt-tamt1vc3-1UzCCxkSxe8iIKLgiHAS6A
Esteban Rodofili
01:16:58
This was great! Thanks!
Vincenza Berardo FSU-GAU
01:17:28
Lol you’re saying that like I have any spare hours in my life
Shefik Bowen
01:17:35
Thank you so much
Liz Picone
01:17:35
NEA Higher Ed is the private NEA FB page
Kyle Wilkison
01:17:43
Thank you, Susan!
Timo Küster (he/him)
01:18:05
Thank you everyone!
Cassie Raker (she/her) URI GAU
01:18:26
thank you!
Dayton Syme
01:18:27
thank you!