College Teachers’ Union

Editor: May I make a few corrective comments on our UFCT member Murray Hausknecht’s analysis of the City University collective bargaining election?

1. The union’s position on promotions is that of a dual track of advancement up to the rank of Associate Professor. In the face of arbitrary percentage quotas for each rank dictated by budgetary considerations which bear no relation to merit, the UFCT proposal is that once an individual is granted tenure after a rigorous selection and evaluation process, he would be able to advance by annual increments to maximum in rank and shift to the next rank until he is an Associate Professor. Outstanding merit as judged by departmental peers would...

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