The following message was sent to AAUP members at the University of Cincinnati late last week. (I have omitted links for RSVPs and the full contract proposals.)
Dear AAUP Member,
As you know, President Santa Ono is leaving UC. I wish him well in his next endeavor. President Ono did many good things for the University. His consistent pledge to invest in people was appreciated, although words did not always match deeds during his tenure.
It is unclear how President Ono’s departure will affect ongoing contract negotiations.
What we do know is that that the Administration’s latest economic proposals—increases in health insurance costs of 50% or more for most faculty and minimal increases in salary–demonstrates a deep contempt for the Faculty.
We also know that in the past reckless members of the Board of Trustees have tried exploit a perceived leadership void to undercut the Faculty’s position.
We need to…
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