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We need you!  Want you voice heard on this issue?

We will be filming short clips (5-10 mins) this summer from students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

  • Contact us if you would like to be filmed for our video project.
  • How does the lack of benefits affect you and  your family?
  • How does the lack of benefit equality affect your colleagues?
  • How does the lack of benefit equality affect your ability to recruit talent in your department?
  • What does it mean for UT’s future if it does not lead on this issue?
  • How does it affect our climb to the Top 25?
  • What would you like to tell the administration about this issue?

Among the other local employers that offer domestic partner benefits are: Alcoa, AT&T, Bank of America, Best Buy, Boeing, Comcast, Costco, EW Scripps Co. (Knoxville News Sentinel), First Tennessee Bank, Home Depot, JC Penney, Kimberly-Clark, Kroger, Office Depot, Regions Bank, Scripps Interactive Networks, Sears, Sprint, SunTrust Bank, Target Corp., UPS, Verizon, Waste Management, and Wal-Mart (beginning in 2014).

http://www.cityofknoxville.org/Press_Releases/Content/2013/1016.asp

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/oct/16/knoxville-to-extend-city-employee-benefits-to/

http://blogs.metropulse.com/the_daily_pulse/2013/10/city-of-knoxville-to-extend-be.html

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/oct/20/editorial-giving-benefits-to-domestic-partners/

http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/2013/10/16/city-of-knoxville-to-offer-benefits-to-same-sex-couples/2995395/

http://www.local8now.com/home/headlines/City-expands-employee-benefits-to-include-domestic-partners-228062191.html?ref=191

http://www.wate.com/story/23709026/city-of-knoxville-extends-employee-benefits-to-domestic-partners

http://www.knoxviews.com/node/20950

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/oct/17/knoxville_partners/

http://www.cityofknoxville.org/Press_Releases/Content/2013/1016.asp

http://www.today.com/id/53299991/ns/local_news-nashville_tn/#.UmW0TSTe2gY

http://www.wivk.com/common/page.php?pt=City+of+Knoxville+Expands+Benefits+to+Domestic+Partners&id=5193&is_corp=0

Suit Filed in TN

http://www.wate.com/story/23746744/4-legally-married-same-sex-couples-challenge-tenn-laws

http://www.local8now.com/home/headlines/Knoxville-same-sex-couple-join-suit-to-get-wedding-recognized-228645381.html

http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/2013/10/21/same-sex-couples-file-lawsuit-in-tennessee/3145381/

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/oct/21/same-sex-couples-file-lawsuit-in-tennessee/

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20131021/NEWS/310210059/4-same-sex-couples-sue-TN-not-recognizing-their-marriages?nclick_check=1

http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2013/oct/22/same-sex-couples-challenge-tennessee-marriage-laws/

When Central Arizona College added employees’ domestic partners — regardless of gender — to its list of eligible benefit recipients in March 2012, it did so quietly, without any fuss.

 

http://www.trivalleycentral.com/florence_reminder_blade_tribune/news/cac-added-domestic-partner-benefits-quietly/article_d1a7a08a-b29c-11e2-a004-001a4bcf887a.html

Wrap Up meeting May 16th

6:00 pm

Hodges Mary Greer Room (Main floor, across from circulation, next to starbucks)

We will be discussing the past year and beginning goal setting for the summer.

Join us!

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