Proposed Removal of Fringe Benefit in Article 28.5

Another proposed removal from the Faculty Contract is the provision for faculty housing. Giving up this long-standing fringe benefit, I understand, is a significant conciliation by the union. I have two questions:

One, what did the union gain in negotiations, in return for giving up faculty housing?

Two, is the turning over of this real estate to the institute already a "done deal" even before membership consideration of the MOU?

Jenny Lee

Click here for the <a xhref="http://www.pratt-union.org/category/memorandum-of-understanding-2007-11/" target="_blank"><b><i>Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)</b></i></a href>.

ARTICLE XXVIII

OTHER FRINGE BENEFITS

<Delete 28.5>

The following is proposed to be deleted:

XXVIII.5 Faculty-Staff Housing

a) One family housing maintained by the Institute will be offered preferentially to full-time faculty, CCE’s, Deans, Chairs and Directors on a first come, first served basis, to be utilized as a primary residence, from an open waiting list which shall be a matter of public record. This clause shall not be construed to prejudice the rights of any present occupant. The need for security and maintenance of the Institute may continue as an exception to the foregoing.

b) In the event that vacant housing exists for two months, and none of the above-named personnel appear on the open waiting list, the administration may rent such housing to any Institute employee.

c) All other housing maintained by the Institute shall be rented to the faculty and all other Institute employees on a first come, first served basis from an open waiting list which shall be a matter of public record. This clause shall not be construed to prejudice the rights of any present occupant. The need for security and maintenance of the Institute may continue as an exception to the foregoing.

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