Hi everyone. I’m at home now, so here’s what I know:
ACE met at 11am. Between 11.30 and noon, there was a very resounding voice vote in favour of a resolution of no confidence in Dr Sweet’s administration, probably with the same or similar language to the resolution endorsed by the Faculty last Monday night. Hopefully soon, their (most likely secret ballot) vote on the contract will be made known.
And, the Faculty vote at 6.
That’s what I know.
I managed to read through the thousand or so comments made to the last few posts (by ‘thousand’, I mean 50) and I found one that I especially need to address:
I just returned from the ACE meeting in First Christian Church at 10:00. Just thought I’d pass this on…it was mentioned that someone from student government was interviewed by the press and asked about the tentative agreement by faculty union and he was pleased. When asked what about the rest of the 400 ACE members on strike, he commented…”Well, we got what we wanted.” He didn’t say who was being interviewed and I wanted to know if this was misquoted. Please reply.
Somebody I know in one of the Unions asked me this morning the same thing. I’ll tell you the same thing I told that person. I can confirm that neither John, Amanda, and I, nor anybody else speading on behalf of SGA has said anything to this effect. It has been and continues to be our position that the best thing for students is having ACE and OEA employees at work tomorrow. After the OEA tentative agreement, I did say that it was an important step, and something that we expected to happen. The next morning (yesterday), I encouraged both the Administration negotiating team and the ACE negotiating team, reminding them how important it would be for ACE and the Board to have contracts to vote on today.
Will we have class tomorrow? The Administration says we’ll know at 6, but the Faculty vote also takes place at 6 … and secret ballot votes take time. University extension 2222 (330.941.2222 off campus) should probably be updated sometime tonight with info, and I’ll be on campus so I cannot promise a very timely update.
Hope to see you in class tomorrow.
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