The approved 2017–18 revenue budget is $234.5 million, which was announced on Intercom March 7.
“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.”
Professors at Ithaca College are paid less than their counterparts at similar four-year private colleges in New York state. Despite this data, some faculty and administrators believe it is not fair to compare these other institutions in New York state to the college.
“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.
Faculty Council has decided to create a task force to gather more information after a group of part-time faculty spoke to the council about issues with negotiating their union contract with the Ithaca College administration.
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.
The Ithaca College part-time faculty bargaining committee and the administration discussed the committee’s goals at their first bargaining session Oct. 20.
After electing to unionize in May, Ithaca College part-time faculty members have identified increased compensation as a major priority heading into negotiations after spending the summer forming a bargaining committee.
A petition is being circulated among Ithaca College full-time faculty asking the administration to edit the union election informational website it created to be more in line with the statement that the college is “neither anti-union nor pro-union,” which the college claims on the same website. As of 8 p.m. Thursday the petition was signed by 105 people.
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.
The Ithacan’s three-part package on unionization on college campuses:
Part One: Colleges weigh-in on value of unions
Part Two: Part-time faculty across the nation move toward unionization
Part Three: Colleges increase use of adjunct faculty as their role evolves