Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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A Local Example of Hogging the Wealth

The purpose of a university is -- or should be -- to educate students, not to enrich administrators.  Here's a local example of someone hogging resources in a way that harms many other people and undercuts the whole point of the institution.  I think such selfish parasitical behavior is a disgrace, and that a society which applauds it is dysfunctional.


If you have any dealings with the University of Illinois at all, the
strike beginning Monday of the SEIU union may affect you. You may have
to decide if you want to cross a picket line.

If you are invited to an informational meeting, I highly recommend
that you take the time to go.

-- karen medina

Who will be striking?
SEIU Local 73 Chapter 119 is preparing for a strike at the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
More than 800 workers.
- Stagehands
- Building Service Workers
- Food Service Workers

Who did get raises?
There was a 37.5% raise for University President Michael Hogan and
other exorbitant raises for top administrators.

How long have they been negotiating?
- negotiating for 8 months and asked for a federal mediator for 2 months
The University offered:
- a wage freeze
- higher parking fees
- a $200 signing bonus
- a one year increase of less than two percent

Tags: economics, education, illinois, news
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