Faculty union at Florida Atlantic University says 3 percent raises not enough, wants to fight for .05 percent more
The Palm Beach Post
August 2, 2010
The faculty union at Florida Atlantic University is asking for an extra 0.5 percent raise, in addition to the salary increase of as much as 3 percent that the administration has offered.
FAU President Mary Jane Saunders announced last month that all full-time employees, excluding those with special employment agreements and adjunct faculty, will get a 1 percent raise and are eligible for another 2 percent merit raise. It is the university's first across-the-board salary increase since 2006.
The faculty union said on its website this morning that it is asking for the additional raise to make up for not having had any raises during the 2009-10 school year.