2018 Spring: Promotions Committee
From 19 April -- 26 April we held an election for the 2018-2019 academic year Negotiations Committee. Sarah Mallonee won for the AA; Teena-Louise White won for AS; Paul Horton and John Carpenter tied for the at-large member. They agreed to a coin toss to decide, and John Carpenter won.
Sarah Mallonee, Chair
2017 Fall: Amend Constitution & Dues Increase
From 11 December -- 14 December we held an election to amend the Chapter's Constitution and increase annual dues by $15. The amended Constitution passed with 97.6% support and the dues increase passed with 85.1% support.
2017 Fall: Advisory Committee & Negotiators
From 23 October -- 29 October we held elections to fill the vacant membership of the Advisory Committee and to elect our Negotiators to serve for the 2018 -- 2019 Contract negotiations. The results are:
Teena-Louise White (Appointed)
2017 Fall: Raise Dues
Last week (31 August 2017 -- 01 September 2017) we opened voting to raise the dues for those employed by IRSC for 5 years or more from $225 to $240 per year. There was a motion in our meeting on August 25th to do so as there is concern that we do not have enough money in our current budget if there is a need to hire legal representation on behalf of a faculty member, as well as have funds to do our routine recruiting events, etc. The motion passed unanimously for all members to have the opportunity to vote.
While 90% of those that voted chose the option to move forward with the increase in dues, we unfortunately did not have enough members vote on the issue. Currently we have 140 members, so we needed 71 votes in favor of the increase and we only received 67 votes in favor. So the dues will stay in place at $225 per year and we can revisit the discussion in the future if the need arises.