Highlights from last week’s union picnic

Dear Colleagues,
Last week’s union picnic in Murphy Square Park was a strong showing of solidarity and community! 
We enjoyed cookies and the spring weather as we talked about what lies ahead in bargaining. 
Some of our colleagues spoke to us as we gathered about how the contract proposals reflect our shared values of equity, progress, and our commitment to the mission of Augsburg. We heard how so far the administration has chosen to stand in the way of our attempt to collaborate with them. We know that collaboration is an Augsburg value, but does the administration?
We’re looking forward to our next bargaining session, scheduled for June 3rd.
See some highlights from our picnic below:

“We’re showing up for everybody here. We’re showing up for our students, for each other. We’re ready to do this.” Katie Lane, Assistant Director, CLASS Program
“We’re all part of the Augsburg community, and that’s why I support this union.” Chris Bogen, Program Associate, Institutional Advancement
Group photo of union members in the park.

Have you signed our petition yet?
Add your name–nearly 50% of the staff have so far, plus hundreds of community supporters! We’re asking the administration to act in accordance with Augsburg values while at the bargaining table. Give us meaningful responses to our proposals, pay bargaining team members for their time, and, most importantly, discuss our economic proposals with us. 
RSVP to our next Town Hall on June 9th at 12 pm!
We will be discussing recent bargaining updates as well as other important campaign updates!
Click here to RSVP!
Join the Contract Action Team
The CAT meets every Tuesday at 6:30 pm. Click here to register via Zoom.
To request accommodations for the CAT meetings or Town Hall, please email us at augsburgstaffunion@gmail.com.