Contracts Violated

Due to projected budgetary crisis, faculty are notified that they will not be paid the dollar amounts in their contracts, but will receive cuts proportionate to their salaries, generally between 5% and 10%.  These reductions are presented as temporary, one-year cuts.  Faculty have no input over this decision. While these cuts are justified by a Faculty Handbook provision that allows “a general reduction of salaries to avoid reaching the point of financial exigency,” President Johnson clarifies that “it is important to note that the administration has not indicated that financial exigency exists or is ‘imminent’.”