Forwarded from the State APSCUF blog:
My quick summary: state leadership is announcing our intention to agree to a wage freeze for next year, in conjunction with wage freezes for managers/administrators and a restoration of funding for the system.
I, quite frankly, was hoping that we’d announce exactly this. It’s the right thing to do, and should announce loudly and clearly to legislators (and to students, families, and other taxpayers) that the faculty aren’t putting ourselves and our own economic interests above everyone else’s.
Get it, Governor? Get it, legislators? Please show us that you’re listening. And hearing. And caring. Anybody who dismisses this move as some kind of cynical ploy is only demonstrating how little he/she cares about the Commonwealth and democracy.