Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1992
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
Professor Delia then outlined his plans for managing the activities of the search committee. He noted the schedule for meetings of the committee and noted that vigor would be emphasized in carrying out the tasks of this search. He also told the trustees that he would emphasize the need to cultivate some candidates for this list the committee is to present to the president and he stressed the need for confidentiality at all stages of the search. Professor Delia also reviewed the criteria the committee was considering for the position description. This would be mailed to many individuals and organizations soliciting nominations. Dr. Bacon objected to the criteria mentioned, stating that they were too narrow and that as such the call for nominations would not net many women and minority group applicants. Discussion followed this comment and Mr. Downey emphasized that the criteria mentioned seemed appropriate for the particular position. Professor Delia took note of the trustees' observations and indicated that he would report to the board at each of their meetings until the search was completed. II. At 5 p.m., Professor Delia left the meeting and the other general officers joined the board members for a discussion of other items in executive session.
Status of Negotiations with American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
President Lamont briefed the board on some of the aspects of the negotiations that were in process at the time of the board meeting. He also told the board that a representative of AFSCME wanted to address the board. Mr. Lamont asked the board members if they wished to have a report from AFSCME at the October meeting. The trustees decided by consensus that this would not be necessary, nor probably useful for the progress of negotiations. Dr. Bazzani then informed the board members that employees on the Urbana campus had filed sufficient signatures to order a decertification election to determine if AFSCME would continue to represent the groups they currently do. The election was scheduled to be held within the next month. Dr. Bazzani also informed the board that AFSCME had filed an unfair labor charge against the University as a result of the decertification election, as the union alleges that the University has somehow aided this action on the part of employees. The issues on the table at the time were reviewed by Dr. Bazzani. He listed: the call for a 37.5 hour work week, the matter of achieving salary parity in one year, and a family leave policy as a few of the issues under discussion. Before the board decided that they would not receive a report from a representative of AFSCME at the October meeting there was much