Massachusetts State College Association
Minutes of the Regular Meeting
December 29, 2000
Crowne Point Plaza
Members Present: P. Markunas, G. Price, J. Stonehouse, J. McKeon,
N. Price, A. Goyette, S. Schlosberg, C. O’Donnell, G. Concannon, M. Seider,
L. Paolillo, P. McGee, W. Mahaney, G. Tetrault, D. Twiss.
Guests: D. Sirutis, B. Whalen (MTA Consultants).
Approval of the Orders of the Day
The Orders of the Day were approved.
There were no visiting speakers.
President Markunas discussed personnel changes, the 3% raise, and the NCHE
It was moved and seconded to approve the eleven members who met the deadline
to receive a stipend to attend the NCHE conference. The three late applicants
will be listed as alternates in order of their submissions. All attendees
must be NCHE members. The motion was approved.
The MSCA Board approved nominees to committees:
William Murphy (BSC) – Grievance Committee
William Mahaney (SSC) – alternate day bargaining
Paul McGee (SSC) – alternate DGCE bargaining
Maynard Seider (MCLA) – alternate day and DGCE bargaining
It was moved and seconded that the MSCA Crisis Committee shall coordinate
system-wide implementation and communication of bargaining committee strategies
approved by the Board of Directors. The motion was approved.
The BHE post tenure review proposal is still the major sticking point in
our contract negotiations.
The Treasurer outlined the MSCA’s expenses over the past year and indicated
a need for some new policies. The Board of Directors will take up the Treasurer’s
issues at its next meeting.
Local Chapter Presidents
The local chapter presidents reported on activities and issues on their campuses.
The grievance report was distributed for January 2001.
It was moved and seconded that the Board of Directors commend the MSCA grievance
secretary, Wendy Boyda, for her extraordinary service to the MSCA and that
the Board send her an appropriate gift as a token of our appreciation. The
motion was approved.
BHE/MTA Health and Welfare Report
A report was delivered by Dave Twiss.
After the MTA reports and New Business, the meeting adjourned at 1:03 p.m.