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IC Students for Labor Action and the Ithaca College Contingent Faculty Union will be occupying the Peggy Ryan Williams Center to protest what it claims to be unfair labor practice against three contingent faculty members.

Contingent faculty unions holds rally to celebrate contract

By Meaghan McElroy, Staff Writer March 29, 2017
The contingent faculty unions entered bargaining sessions with the goals of job security and higher compensation, which they reached.
David Kornreich, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy; Brody Burroughs, lecturer in the Department of Art; and Rachel Gunderson, instructor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, are all contingent faculty members who are on the bargaining committee. They attended the March 20 Student Governance Council meeting to discuss recent events regarding union negotiations.

Faculty union members and administration attend SGC meeting

By Ryan King, Staff Writer March 21, 2017
The meeting took place on March 20, the day before the scheduled bargaining session between the full time– and part time–faculty unions and administration.
Pictured above is a previous rally held for the contingent faculty union. On Dec. 8, the union will be holding a press conference to discuss the possibility of holding  a strike vote next semester.

Faculty union to hold press conference on possible strike vote

By Grace Elletson, Assistant News Editor December 7, 2016

The Ithaca College contingent faculty union will hold a press conference Dec. 8 to announce that it will consider a strike vote next semester if an agreement is not made on contracts and pay raises, according...

In light of a protest held on Oct. 19 to rally community support behind the contingent faculty, the part time–faculty union and the full time contingent–faculty union have gone back to the negotiating table with the administration after an announcement earlier this month that negotiations would cease until they received a counterproposal.

Union returns to bargaining with receival of counterproposal

By Grace Elletson, Assistant News Editor October 26, 2016
The part time–faculty union met with the Ithaca College administration Oct. 24 to continue negotiations.
Members of the Ithaca College part time–faculty union walked out of negotiations with the administration Sept. 23 after receiving what they said was a disappointing counterproposal on compensation. On Dec. 8, the union announced that it may hold a strike vote at the beginning of next semester.

Update: IC part time–faculty union, administration far apart in talks

By Grace Elletson, Assistant News Editor September 23, 2016
“We’ve had dialogue about the issues,” Burroughs said. “They’re either stalling or not doing their work, and we’re not going to tolerate that.”
Sarah Grunberg, a lecturer in the Department of Sociology, and Brody Burroughs, lecturer in the Department of Art, met with members of the administration Aug. 16 as part of ongoing negotiations about key contract provisions including benefits, wages and job security.

Part-time faculty and administration continue long contract talks

By Grace Elletson, Assistant News Editor August 21, 2016
After nearly a year of negotiations, the Ithaca College part-time faculty union and the administration are still negotiating the most complex contract elements: benefits, wages and job security. Each side feels differently about the progress that’s being made.
Ithaca College part-time faculty and students from Students for Labor Action pose for a photo outside the Peggy Ryan Williams Center, after the part-time faculty met with Ithaca College administrators April 15.

Part-time faculty union faces some pushback in negotiations

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer March 23, 2016
“Right now, we have people in our membership who are single mothers, on welfare, on food stamps, barely making ends meet, who don’t know if they’re going to be hired next semester,” Graham said.
Peter Rothbart, chair of Faculty Council, speaks during the Nov. 10 meeting where the  council decided to exclude part-time faculty members from the faculty vote of no-confidence.

Part-time faculty want to be a part of no-confidence vote

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer November 18, 2015
Ithaca College part-time faculty have expressed disappointment about being excluded from the vote of no confidence in President Tom Rochon to be held by Faculty Council and have been in conversation to initiate their own vote.
Ithaca College part-time faculty and student supporters pose for a photo outside of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center April 15, following a meeting with Ithaca College administration.

NLRB sets date for Ithaca College part-time faculty union election

By Max Denning, Online News Editor April 22, 2015
The National Labor Relations Board has finalized the date for Ithaca College’s part-time faculty unionization election, which Linda Petrosino, interim provost for educational affairs, detailed in a letter to part-time faculty April 22.
Gwen Seaquist, professor of legal studies, speaks to the Faculty Council about the pros and cons of part-time  faculty unionization at its April 7 meeting, when part-time faculty from the college’s unionization movement visited.

IC adjuncts ask Faculty Council to sign union petition

By Joe Byeon, Staff Writer April 8, 2015
The Ithaca College Adjunct Organizing Committee visited the Faculty Council on April 7 to ask members to sign a petition supporting unionization of part-time faculty.
Brody Burroughs,  part-time professor in the Department of Art, speaks to students and faculty at the Ithaca College Adjunct Organizing Committee teach-in on March 19.

Ithaca College part-time professors hold “teach-in”

By Aidan Quigley, Assistant News Editor March 23, 2015
The Ithaca College Adjunct Organizing Committee, a group of part-time professors who are leading a unionization effort for part-time faculty members, held a “teach-in” March 19 to address issues of adjuncts and part-time professors in higher education.

Part-time professors do not participate in national walkout

By Aidan Quigley, Assistant News Editor February 25, 2015
Adjuncts and part-time professors at colleges and universities across the country organized a national walkout event Feb. 25, but Ithaca College’s part-time faculty did not participate.
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