The Ithaca College contingent faculty union announced that a majority of the contingent faculty who voted, voted in favor of ratifying the contract.
“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.”
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.
“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.
President Barack Obama’s election victory was met almost immediately by a panic over the economy pulling a Wile E. Coyote and running off then edge of the cliff, realizing there is nothing beneath it and then subsequently hurtling downwards into oblivion. The “fiscal cliff” is a term that has been used to describe a bundle…