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October 29, 2021

FSU Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

October 29, 2021 (Zoom)

Executive Committee Members Present: Steve Striffler; Caroline Coscia; Lynne Benson; Dana Commesso; Monique Fuguet; Sana Haroon; Jessica Holden; Travis Johnston; Meghan Kallman; Linda Liu; Jose Martinez-Reyes; Jeff Melnick; Tim Sieber

Others Present: Lorenzo Nencioli (FSU Membership Coordinator); Joel Fish; Ellen Frank; Florianne Jimenez; George Kelley; Harry Konstantinidis; Amy Todd

  1. Approval of the agenda and the minutes of the October 5 General Assembly, October 14 Executive Committee meeting, and October 20 e-vote on endorsement of the DCU letter: Motion to approve the agenda and minutes. Motion seconded. Motion passes unanimously.

  2. Elections Committee: We are looking for new committee members. The previous committee members (Travis and Jessica) will help with the transition.

  3. Solidarity with Harvard – sign letter: Discussion of the FSU signing on to endorse a strike support letter from the Harvard Graduate Students Union. Motion to sign on to letter.  Motion seconded. Motion passes unanimously.

  4. Rumors of Possible Campus Closure: Rumors that Admin may close the campus in January. Admin says it is not a “closure,” but that classes will be offered remotely. Admin exploring ‘cost cutting ways” of saving money in January. Parking passes go through January 15. Heat needs to be kept on for those employees who will be on campus.

  5. Bargaining: Steve gives update on FSU and Admin salary proposals. Other FSU proposals include promotional increases, NTT longevity raise, raising summer/winter stipend for a course, increase salary anomaly pool from 60k to 100k.