Dear Dr. Stefanco and Board Chair Calogero,
It is with great excitement and optimism that the membership of the Faculty Association of Saint Rose (FASTR) announces to you that the majority of the full-time faculty members of The College of Saint Rose have signed cards stating that they want the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 200 United to serve as their collective bargaining agent. As such, the leadership of FASTR, along with a local union organizer and legal counsel from SEIU, needs to meet with you to begin the process of gaining voluntary recognition of our new union.
We believe this union is in the best interest of the College as it will ensure regular negotiations between the administration and the full-time faculty, will better codify policies and practices, and will provide a clear framework that more concretely defines roles and responsibilities. Our membership is already strong and growing and is eager to work with the administration to ensure the smooth functioning of the College in the months and years ahead.
Please notify us of your availability to meet at your earliest possible convenience. Thank you very much for your prompt attention to this urgent matter.
On behalf of our membership,
Kathleen Crowley, FASTR President