Officers of the FA, your FA Negotiations Team, and the Negotiations Resource Committee (NRC) would like to update the membership on our current standing regarding contract negotiations. Please come to our FA meeting on Thursday, December 17 at 11AM in AT-200 to discuss the update.
The Team/NRC have generated a rationale for our current proposal, a synopsis of which can be found below. Feel free to click here for a more detailed set of bullets supporting our rationale.
In the last contract the FA helped the college through a very tough economic time by taking a contract that was well below our expectations. Due to our concessions, the administration promised to “make it up to us” in the next contract and that contract is now. Including inflation, healthcare, and the administration’s current offer (.5%, 1%, 2%), the average increase over the 6 year period (2013-2018) would amount to 0.1% per year. The exemplary faculty/staff of SUNY Broome have made the college one of the most affordable community colleges, according to the US Department of Education, and the faculty/staff need to be compensated as such. With the advent of student housing, growth in the Binghamton Advantage Program and in Fast Forward, the college has ever increasing funding streams.
We look forward to seeing as many FA members as possible during Thursday’s meeting and receiving your input!