State colleges' unions asked to forgo...

State colleges' unions asked to forgo raise

There are 2 comments on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story from May 22, 2009, titled State colleges' unions asked to forgo raise. In it, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that:

The head of Pennsylvania's 14 state universities wants 8,000 unionized employees systemwide to forgo raises scheduled for next year so the schools can address a $49 million budget shortfall.

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R M Snyder

Centerburg, OH

#1 Jun 3, 2009
They get too much money for too little work already. They should forgo raises for the next couple Years or start doing their job like it should be done, not for how they feel like doing the JOB!

“Be careful what u pretend 2 B”

Since: Jun 07

Lehigh Valley

#2 Jun 20, 2009
The state bargained in bad faith; they cut a deal, now they want to undo it.

- How about "undoing" years of bonuses paid to University presidents and officers???

Stop asking faculty to give up their fairly bargained salaries. There is so much waste in the spending at these schools it's pathetic.

- Look around the universities and take in all the sidewalk and walkway replacement activity. Were these crumbling? not really. Were these impassable? No. Could they have waited three or four years to do this - duh.

- Those flowers all along main street are soooo pretty.$40,000 worth of pretty.

The fact is that fat-cat contractors with sweetheart deals are getting huge sums of money from the state universities, while the new, not-well informed chancellor picks on the professors and instructors in the trenches, on the front lines - SHAME ON YOU !

And what is with the weak-knee union? We knew it's been kicked in the groin so many times that it can't stand up, but has it been castrated? The union leadreship needs to STAND UP, attack the chancellor, attack the waste, attack the idiotic management decisions and poor leadership in the adminstration.

and why is the Chancellor the highest paid state official anyway???

Break the sweetheart contracts with companies controlled by school trustees, not with APSCUF !!!

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