Paychecks Come Late (Again) & PTers Launch Public Food Drive In Response
Food drives have become increasingly common in the aftermath of the Great Recession.
But the drive launched at Kalamazoo Valley Community College January 11th is a little different: People are bringing in food and gift cards, not to help out strangers in need, but their coworkers.
“The full-time faculty have been wonderful. They were the first ones to arrive with bags of food,” said Kelly O’Leary, co-president of the new Kalamazoo Valley Community College Federation of Teachers and part-time instructor of English and French.
While the first payday of the year came Jan. 15 for full-time faculty and staff, part-time faculty won’t get their first paycheck until Feb. 1, explained O’Leary.
“Only the part-time people have not been paid today. Everyone else will have been paid except for us,” said O’Leary in an interview.
An executive at KVCC said, however, that the current year’s pay schedule was posted four months prior to the new year and should not have come as a surprise.
“As has been the multi-year history, the full- and part-time faculty pay calendars were posted for all to access and review in August 2012 on the college intranet,” said Linda Depta, director of college relations for
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