Massachusetts State College Association
Minutes of the Regular Meeting
December 1, 2000
Massachusetts College of Art
Members Present: B. Art, G. Concannon, D. Foss, J. Goss, P. McGee,
J McKeon, B. McMahon, F. Minasian, L Paolillo, N. Price, S. Schlosberg, J.
Stonehouse, J. Tetrault, D. Twiss, W. Mahaney, G. Price.
Guests: P. Markunas (MSCA President-Elect),D. Sirutis, R. Whalen (MTA
Consultants), J. McHale (MTA Director)
Approval of the Orders of the Day
It was moved and seconded to change the order of business. The motion was
Acting President Minasian distributed his report. He announced the resignations
of the MSCA Treasurer and the MSCA Secretary. It was moved and seconded to
open nominations to the membership and have the Board elect a Treasurer and
Secretary at the December 29 meeting. The motion was defeated.
Nominations were then opened for Treasurer and Secretary. Two candidates
were nominated for each office. G. Price and J. Concannon were elected Treasurer
(Price) and Secretary (Concannon).
It was moved and seconded that the MSCA oppose a Landrum Griffin-like bill
that is pending before the legislature. The motion was approved.
It was moved and seconded to enter executive session. The motion was approved.
It was moved and seconded to leave executive session. The motion was approved.
Motions from Executive Session
It was moved and seconded that the MSCA request that the MTA Board authorize
its NEA directors to support the efforts of Congressman Frank in his attempt
to bring salaries of Massachusetts State College Faculty and Librarians to
comparable levels with peer institutions as identified by the Massachusetts
Board of Higher Education. The motion passed.
There were no visiting speakers.
It was moved and seconded that the MSCA Board reiterate its support for the
efforts of the bargaining team, its chair, and its negotiator to bring about
a fair and decent contract for all unit members. The motion passed.
It was moved and seconded to thank Frank Minasian for his stewardship of
the MSCA as its acting president. The motion passed.
Treasurer McMahon distributed his report including the cash and expense statements
for October, 2000.
It was moved and seconded to fund delegates to the upcoming NCHE conference
at $750 per delegate out of a maximum pool of $6000. All delegates must be
or become NCHE members. The motion passed. It was moved and seconded that
MSCA chapter presidents notify their membership