Mercyhurst demonstrates common sense

Mercyhurst demonstrates common sense

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Withheld

Erie, PA

#1 Jun 29, 2013
http://goerie.com/article/20130629/NEWS02/306...

Facing a tough economy, decreasing enrollment, and a hike in tuition - Mercyhurst employees do the right thing and sensibly take a pay freeze.

From the article:

"This sacrifice, made by all employees, allows Mercyhurst to adjust its budget without sacrificing the investments it is making in new academic programs and equipment, student and faculty research and new facilities that enhance the educational experience of its students," the statement read.

The statement adds the university had maintained annual pay increases to staff members through the economic recession. University spokeswoman Deborah Morton said the enrollment issues the university faces are similar to those faced by colleges nationwide.

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Clearly, taking a pay freeze is good for business, good for the economy, AND good for the staff/employees at the Hurst for the long term in this case - just like it would have been for 506. Damn shame they did not demonstrate such common sense in their negotiations with GE.
Kathy Dahlkemper

Erie, PA

#2 Jun 30, 2013
Common sense would dictate a 10% cut in wages and benefits for the lowest paid employees up to a 35% cut for top earners.
Taxpayer

Erie, PA

#3 Jun 30, 2013
Time to bring Garvey back.

Since: Oct 12

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#4 Jul 1, 2013
Withheld wrote:
http://goerie.com/article/2013 0629/NEWS02/306299948/Mercyhur st-imposes-employee-pay-freeze
Facing a tough economy, decreasing enrollment, and a hike in tuition - Mercyhurst employees do the right thing and sensibly take a pay freeze.
From the article:
"This sacrifice, made by all employees, allows Mercyhurst to adjust its budget without sacrificing the investments it is making in new academic programs and equipment, student and faculty research and new facilities that enhance the educational experience of its students," the statement read.
The statement adds the university had maintained annual pay increases to staff members through the economic recession. University spokeswoman Deborah Morton said the enrollment issues the university faces are similar to those faced by colleges nationwide.
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Clearly, taking a pay freeze is good for business, good for the economy, AND good for the staff/employees at the Hurst for the long term in this case - just like it would have been for 506. Damn shame they did not demonstrate such common sense in their negotiations with GE.
Mercyhurst is a wonderful school. They know that they are not "special". But more importantly they seem to understand that they either accept the pay freeze and have a job, or they don't and they are out of work.
Yeah right

Wattsburg, PA

#5 Jul 18, 2013
Jesus, Kathy. Are you THAT stupid?
Person

Erie, PA

#6 Jul 20, 2013
the R.N. program at mercy Hurst N.E. is on the way out, been on state probation, about to lose their accreditation, high failure rate, instructors that dictate and don't teach.

if you are an R.N. student look into this before its to late.
Zugzwang

Erie, PA

#7 Jul 20, 2013
Withheld wrote:
http://goerie.com/article/2013 0629/NEWS02/306299948/Mercyhur st-imposes-employee-pay-freeze
Facing a tough economy, decreasing enrollment, and a hike in tuition - Mercyhurst employees do the right thing and sensibly take a pay freeze.
From the article:
"This sacrifice, made by all employees, allows Mercyhurst to adjust its budget without sacrificing the investments it is making in new academic programs and equipment, student and faculty research and new facilities that enhance the educational experience of its students," the statement read.
The statement adds the university had maintained annual pay increases to staff members through the economic recession. University spokeswoman Deborah Morton said the enrollment issues the university faces are similar to those faced by colleges nationwide.
****
Clearly, taking a pay freeze is good for business, good for the economy, AND good for the staff/employees at the Hurst for the long term in this case - just like it would have been for 506. Damn shame they did not demonstrate such common sense in their negotiations with GE.
Wouldn't have mattered. GE knew they had a loaded gun aimed at 506 when they built the new plant in Texas. All the concessions in the world wouldn't save the jobs.
Must be another anti-Union middle management schmuck. Nice try.
Amanda

United States

#8 Jul 20, 2013
Do you happen to know the grade needed to pass the RN program?
Amanda

United States

#9 Jul 20, 2013
Person wrote:
the R.N. program at mercy Hurst N.E. is on the way out, been on state probation, about to lose their accreditation, high failure rate, instructors that dictate and don't teach.
if you are an R.N. student look into this before its to late.
Do you happen to know the grade needed to pass the rn classes?
Withheld

Erie, PA

#10 Jul 21, 2013
Zugzwang wrote:
<quoted text>Wouldn't have mattered. GE knew they had a loaded gun aimed at 506 when they built the new plant in Texas. All the concessions in the world wouldn't save the jobs.
Must be another anti-Union middle management schmuck. Nice try.
Are you so narrow-minded that you cannot possibly fathom that the only people who could think that it is sometimes a good idea to take concessions as a group must be either anti-Union and/or middle management?
But sports still rule

Erie, PA

#11 Jul 23, 2013
Maybe they can cut back on the bloated athletic budgets.

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