Thursday, December 3, 2009

From the front lines on domestic partner benefits

While most of the Higher Ed community is at the Regents meeting at UNLV, Jim Richardson reports from the PEBP Board meeting of an important victory for the cause of domestic partner benefits.

We just won a very close vote on domestic partner benefits at the PEBP meeting. The vote was five in favor to continue the process of offering such benefits on a self-paid basis, with one abstention. Since the Board has nine members, five votes are required to proceed. There are two vacant slots and one member was absent today, so t was a close call, but we won!

The NFA, and Jim in particular, have worked on this issue for years, and this is an important step forward in the long march for equality and fairness for all faculty and all people.

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