Massachusetts State College Association
Minutes of the Regular Meeting
April 27, 2001
Bridgewater State College Moakley Center

Members Present:
J. Alberghene, B. Art, G. Concannon, J. Goss, A. Goyette,, W. Mahaney, P. Markunas, P. McGee, J. McKeon, Jr., F. Minasian, C. J. OíDonnell, L. Paolillo, G. Price, N. Price, S. Schlosberg, M. Seider, J. Stonehouse, J. Tetrault, D. Twiss.

D. Sirutis,(MTA Consultant), E. Dorsey (Bridgewater/MSCA), W. Korzec (Westfield/MSCA)

Approval of the Orders of the Day
The meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m. The orders of the day were approved.

The minutes of the meeting of April 6, 2001, were approved.

Visiting Speaker: Prof. Ely Dorsey
Professor Dorsey spoke to institutional racism at BSC, especially among faculty, department chairs and the school of education. He urged that the MSCA President convene the MSCA Affirmative Action Committee as soon as possible.

Presidentís Report
It was moved and seconded to approve the following committee appointments:
Day Bargaining - Pesi Amaria (Salem) - Nancy George (alt.) (Salem)
DGCE Bargaining - Stephen Matchak (alt.) (Salem)
The motion passed.

It was moved and seconded to approve nominations to the MTA annual meeting that were attached to the presidentís report. The motion passed.

The president discussed logistics for the meetings and BHE issues.

Vice Presidentís Report
The MSCA vice president discussed his testimony before a legislative committee with regard to new buildings and health issues.

Treasurerís Report
The treasurer reported on the condition of the MSCAís finances.

It was moved and seconded that delegates to the MTA Annual Meeting receive a stipend of $50 for Fridayís attendance, an additional $75 for Saturdayís attendance, and that mileage, parking, and tolls will be reimbursed and that hotel rooms will be provided for Friday evening. The motion passed.

It was moved and seconded that a $1200 stipend for NEA-RA participants will be paid upon receipt of a copy of an NEA-RA voting receipt. Note: This will be paid after the participant returns from the RA. The motion passed.

Local Chapter Presidentsí Reports
The chapter presidents reported on activities on their campuses.

D. Twiss withdrew his motion to amend the MSCA Constitution.

J. Tetreault offered two motions:

It was moved and seconded that the Board of Directors of the MSCA ask President Woodward for release time for Brad Art. The motion passed.

It was moved and seconded that the Board of Directors of the MSCA go on record in opposition to the arming of college campus police. The motion passed.

Bargaining Committee
The MSCA Bargaining Committee reports were delivered by B. Art (day) and D. Twiss (DGCE).

Grievance Committee
The grievance report was delivered by F. Minasian.

BHE/MTA Health and Welfare Trust Committee
The BHE/MTA Health and Welfare Trust report was delivered by D. Twiss.

The meeting adjourned at 2:45 p.m.

Gerald Concannon
MSCA Secretary