Bill thelin of the Working Class caucus of the CCCCs sent this message to me
as chair of the Canadian caucus. He is looking for a show of support for the
three statements outlined below. I suggested that the CASLL group would be a
good place to talk these issues over, followed by a vote at the Inkshed
business meeting perhaps.
I suggest the following procedure:
- email me directly ([log in to unmask]) with your vote in favor of
one, two or all three propositions before May 8. I will compile these votes
and add them to those gathered at the conference in PEI. The total will be
presented to those at the business meeting and we will decide based upon
those votes what kind of expression of support would be appropriate (if
any). I will copy the response generated at the conference to this list.
What do you think, either about the process or the resolutions below?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: William Thelin [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, April 15, 2002 3:24 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Support from Canadian Caucus
> Dear Dr. Graves,
> My name is Bill Thelin and I am the Director of Composition at the
> University of Akron. I am writing as a representative from the Working
> Class Caucus of the 4C's. We are preparing a resolution that we want to
> present at the annual business meeting in New York next year, and we
> would like the input and ultimately the endorsement from the Canadian
> Caucus. The resolution that follows deals with hiring practices and
> labor policies which concern us all. If you have any ideas or
> suggestions, you may contact me at [log in to unmask] or Ira Shor at
> [log in to unmask] Please let us know if you would be willing and
> able to provide the endorsement of the Canadian Caucus:
> 1. All positions in teaching college writing are declared full-time jobs
> as the professional standard.
> 2. Any full-time job can be divided by writing teachers at their request
> only, with pro-rated benefits.(A full-time job can be divided into two,
> three or four part-time loads if writing teachers in that program so
> request for their own reasons. Benefits will be pro-rated depending on
> the size
> of the load.)
> 3. No writing program or department can have more than 10% of its staff
> in part-time positions.
> The above three-part resolution will be formally presented at the
> business meeting next March and will be submitted by us to meet the bus.
> agenda deadline in Feb. 2003. Ancillary resolutions can also be
> presented by
> Feb. to cover other matters related to compliance with the labor policy,
> domestic partner benefits, minimum pay scales for p/t course loads,
> etc., or these ancillary items can be moved at the bus. mtg. under the
> heading of
> new business.
> A petition campaign before and during the '03 CCCC conf must accompany
> this initiative to build grass-roots support and pressure the CCCC exec
> get behind it.
> Again, we would appreciate your feedback and your support.
> Thank you for listening
> Bill Thelin
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