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October 27, 2017

FSU Executive Committee Meeting Minutes, Friday, October 27, 2017

Members Present: Marlene Kim; John Hess; Peggy Walsh; Sofya Aptekar; Steve Levine; Ellen Frank; Joe Ramsey; Steve Striffler; Karen Suyemoto; Askold Melynczuk; Tina Mullins

Others Present: Lorenzo Nencioli, FSU Membership Coordinator; Jeff Keisler, TT Grievance Officer

  1. Approval of the agenda- Discussion of mentioning RUM petitions after bargaining update.  Motion made to move original item #13 (bargaining policy discussion) and original item #6 (bargaining) to after #3 (uncollectibles). Motion seconded. Motion passes.
  2. Approval of the minutes and evotes- Motion to approve. Motion seconded. Motion approved.
  3. Uncollectables-   Motion made to approve list. Motion seconded. Motion approve.
  4. Bargaining policy discussion- Brief discussion of bargaining team’s response to proposal given last May 2017 on bargaining policy. Motion made to form committee to examine bargaining policy proposal. Motion seconded. Discussion of motion.


Friendly amendment offered to have committee formed with deadline for completion of work before December Ex Com meeting. Committee to be comprised of original writers of report should they want to be on committee along with other members. Friendly amendment accepted. Motion as amended seconded. Motion as amended approved (2 abstentions). Steve Levine, Marlene Kim, Sofya Aptekar, John Hess will be on committee. Andres Henao-Castro will be asked if he wants to serve on committee.

   5. Bargaining Update- Ex Com goes into executive session.  


      Executive session ends.   

    6. Treasurer’s Report Discussion and votes on possible changes to the FSU budget- Ellen: current surplus projected is $8,200. Significant money to be asked for clinical track negotiators. Suggest $500                payment Jobs With Justice. Suggest funding an end of year party. Withdraw suggestion to fund meals for Grievance Committee and for Ex Com meetings. Motion made to approve concept of having and          funding an end of the year party. Motion seconded. Motion approved. Motion made to provide $500 to Jobs With Justice. Motion seconded. Motion approved. Motion to reconsider vote for Jobs                With Justice.  Motion seconded, and motion approved.  Motion to give Jobs With Justice $150, give $350 for food for organizing efforts. Motion seconded. Motion approved.

    7. Weekly Ex Com phone calls-  Motion made to allow grievance officers to participate. Motion seconded. Motion passes.

    8. Associate lecturers investigatory committee- Motion made to approve formation of committee. Motion seconded. Motion approved.


FSU Executive Committee Election Schedule for Spring 2018




2018 Dates

FSU Executive Committee

  • Inform those members whose term expires Spring 2018.



Friday, December 1st  

Election Announcement

  • Email to membership with Election Overview document 



December 4th to 8th  

Nomination Announcement[1]

  • Email to membership with election schedule and general election information.



January 12th to 22nd  

Nomination Period

  • The Nomination form is made available.
  • Email sent to all members no later than 9AM January 29th


Two weeks

Monday, January 29th   9AM EST  to


Friday, Feb 9th  5PM EST

Nominating Committee Review


One week

Monday, Feb 12th  EST to


Weds, Feb 14th EST


Slate of Candidates Distributed

  • Email to membership announcing those running for office.



Thursday, Feb 15th 9AM EST



Two Weeks

Thurs, Feb 15th 9AM EST to


Friday, March 2nd  9AM EST

Candidate Forum


Wednesday, February 28th  



One Week, include a weekend

Friday, March 2nd 9AM EST to


Friday, March 9th 9AM EST

Election Committee

  • Count the ballots

One day

Friday, March 9th between 9AM and 1PM EST


Election Results Announced


Friday, March 9th 1PM to 5PM EST



Note:  Classes begin January 22, 2018. Martin Luther King Day is Monday, January 15th. Presidents’ Day (university holiday) is Monday, Feb. 19.  Spring Break begins Sunday, March 11th



[1] The FSU may also include the election information when the welcome to the semester email is sent to members.