03 Dec Announcing Virtual Union Office Hours W-Th 12-1pm
- Virtual Office Hours: Starting next week UICUF staff and/or stewards will be holding virtual office hours via zoom every week, 12-1pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
- How They’ll Work: Just as with in-person office hours, union reps will be available for walk-ins. Just join the zoom meeting to ask questions, discuss general issues, or seek help/advice. Meetings in our “office” will never be recorded, and your conversations will be confidential.
- You Can Always Reach a Union Rep: Even if you can’t make our office hours, you can always reach a union rep by emailing UICUnitedFaculty@gmail.com, and someone will get back to you within 1 business day.
We hope everyone had a safe and relaxing holiday break this past weekend, even if it was all too brief! As we round the corner on finishing up fall semester, UICUF is continuing to build on our advocacy around COVID-19 and remote work issues, and we will hopefully have more developments to share on that front after our next bargaining session tomorrow. Meanwhile, we are continuing to work hard to support you and keep you engaged in decision-making.
To that end, next week we will begin hosting twice-weekly Virtual Union Office Hours via zoom from 12-1pm every Wednesday and Thursday! UICUF Staff and/or Stewards will be available for walk-ins at these times. All members and potential members of UICUF are welcome to drop into our “office” during these times to ask questions, discuss general issues, or seek personal advice/assistance.
We will, of course, be prioritizing member safety and confidentiality in our virtual office. Although our virtual office hours are a shared space, we may ask you to wait momentarily in the waiting room if a colleague is already discussing a sensitive topic with us. If you are discussing something sensitive with a representative and others are waiting, we may ask you to join us in a private breakout session, or schedule a follow-up time to accommodate a more involved conversation. Nothing will be recorded during our office hours, and any issue you discuss with a union representative will be kept strictly confidential.
Even if you can’t make our office hours, you can always reach a union rep by emailing UICUnitedFaculty@gmail.com, and someone will get back to you within 1 working day. We encourage all members to come and say “hello” next Wednesday or Thursday!
UIC United Faculty