Kent State Faculty Senate Opposes Collective Bargaining For Part-time Faculty

The Kent State University Faculty Senate voted against supporting bills that would allow part-time faculty, including graduate and teaching assistants, the right to collective bargaining Monday. The bills currently before the Ohio legislature would remove the legal barriers that prohibit these groups of professors from coming together to bargain as one group with the university on issues such as higher wages and health benefits. KSU Provost Robert Frank opposed the idea of the senate supporting the bill because of financial and political reasons. “The estimates are that the state is $6.5 billion to $8 billion in debt and the university […]
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