On February 24, the college made a proposal to the part-time unit to increase compensation by 14.3% over four years.
We recognize that all labor actions by our colleagues and professors at Ithaca College are actions against the corporatization of higher education in the US.
The Ithaca College bargaining team is disappointed that the contingent faculty unions have announced that they have voted to authorize a strike.
In the event that part-time and contingent faculty hold a legal strike, the CSCRE will not seek to replace them in order to fill our instructional needs.
The college is committed to negotiating a collective bargaining agreement. The parties are meeting, and progress is occurring at each session.
If we are to realize fully IC’s vision of a “student-centered learning community,” we must ensure that all instructors are compensated equitably.