Checkmark-225wA message from Jimmy DeGidio, AFT Local 243 Faculty Vice President:

As part of our continuing efforts to address the recent unconventional faculty hiring, we met with Dr. Daniels this morning [Friday, November 7, 2014]. He reassured us that this hire was an exception to the practice. We will be taking this to the (ERPD) Employee Relations and Professional Development council this afternoon. We are continuing to work with AFT on this issue. Now is the most important time for us to work together to make sure that the councils represent our interests. In these challenging times ahead we will need to be stronger than ever and continue to support each other at every opportunity. The union will continue to advocate for all members. Feel free to contact us with any ideas, interests, options, or suggestions.