Now is the time to show your support of United Staff. We have a new petition calling for a position of respect and cooperation from the UVM Administration (basically, neutrality). We have a goal of 650 signatures by May 1st, 2009 (international workers’ day). Please consider signing, you can keep your name anonymous.
Did you know that as of Spring Break ….
* 16 UVM staff members had received layoff notices
* 12 full-time lecturers were facing layoff
* 79 part-time lecturers, some teaching eight courses a year, were facing layoff
* Up to two dozen staff members had their hours (and pay/benefits) reduced from full-time to part-time
Meanwhile, according to UVM’s base [...]
Below is a letter written to President Fogel regarding the implications of my job cut as coordinator of the Employee Wellness Program:
Dear President Fogel,
> The decision has been made to terminate my position. For the past nine years I have been responsible for the design and delivery of the Employee Wellness Program. My 26 years [...]
From United Academics (Handed out at the Campus Wide Forum in early March, 2009)
Get the Facts on UVM’s Spending Priorities—and Alternatives that Put Education & Student Experience First
Last Fall President Fogel announced that UVM ’s budget is out of balance, necessitating—in his view—a reduction of faculty and staff and an increase in students. United Academics, [...]
Union critical of UVM administrator salaries
Mar 9, 4:16 PM EDT
By LISA RATHKE
Associated Press Writer
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — University of Vermont faculty are criticizing school officials for the number of upper level administrators - and their “corporate-style” salaries - at a time when the school is making millions of dollars in budget cuts.
According to information obtained [...]