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The contingent faculty union held the vote to ratify the contract April 6 in the Campus Center Fishbowl.

Ithaca College faculty union ratifies contract

By Grace Elletson, News Editor April 7, 2017
The Ithaca College contingent faculty union announced that a majority of the contingent faculty who voted, voted in favor of ratifying the contract.
Students for Labor Action hang a banner outside of Emerson Suites in support of contingent faculty who are planning to strike March 28 and 29.

Students for Labor Action hang banner in support of union

March 23, 2017
Students for Labor Action hung a banner outside of Emerson Suites which was hosting Ed Tech Day March 23.
Pictured above is a previous rally held for the contingent faculty unions. Since it was held on Oct. 19, the part time–faculty union has made progress in negotiations with the administration but still remain stuck on compensation — the one issue that might send them to strike.

Ithaca College prepares for possible contingent faculty strike

By Grace Elletson, News Editor January 25, 2017
For over a year, the college has been in a bargaining battle with two contingent faculty unions and the prospect of a strike is looming.
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.

Budget discussion must move forward

By Rachael Hartford December 14, 2012
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…
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