In Hawaii news today (22 December 2009), President Mirkwood of Central Pacific State University announced that, since the faculty union of CPSU declined to accept pay cuts, furloughs, or layoffs as had other state employees (the Governor and most upper management not included), she would seek to impose 6.7% cuts to faculty salaries effective 1 January 2010.
The CPSU faculty members, whose pay levels have only just recovered from the hits they took the last time Hawaii’s economy went south, and which still do not recover the costs of their education, have made known, through their union, their intention to resist this move, as they resisted the initial proposal.
Your Friendly Neighborhood Amoeba quotes a typical response from a newspaper’s online comment section:
Fire them all. We don’t need CPSU.
Too late. I’m already gone.