Statements From Across the StatePosted: February 14, 2011
In this post, I’ll update statements from other UW schools as they are released. Hopefully, we can have more than just this first one 😉
This is Kim Behrendt and Tyler Borkowski of UW-Marinette. I think some of the points go into the Kim and Tyler’s personal politics, but overall, pretty focused on how it will affect our faculty and academic staff.
This is Johnathan Predaina, President of UW-Platteville’s response. He goes into the other aspects of this that affect our community and is less student oriented than Kim and Tyler
Firstly, it comes as no surprise that 25 faculty staff members are either resigning or retiring from UW-Superior. Across the state, UW higher education employees have already experienced 3% pay cuts by furloughs. They should not have to face another 8% taken from their hard-earned and much deserved pay.
Secondly, we oppose a budget repair bill that would strip public employees of their rights to collectively bargain within Wisconsin. The proposal will affect thousands of workers, including the faculty and staff of every University in the UW system. We do not want to work in a state that cannot negotiate for fair pay benefits that are competitive and the maintenence of students rights and labor relations.
Clearly, this is from UW-Superior. Thanks for sending me the releases guys!
Just to point out, at Madison and Milwaukee, the part that we are focusing on most is grad students. Faculty have their own representation up there as do staff, but TA’s don’t; except for other students. If we don’t pick up that mantle, who will?
We have hard copies of statements from Marinette, Eau Claire, Stout, and Milwaukee as well so hopefully we can get those up soon too!