Summary of Benefits Situation at GW, Spring 2018

New analysis: Benefits compensation for faculty at GW continue to lag behind compensation at other universities.

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No Changes to Health Benefits This Year

As you begin the open enrollment process this month, we thought you should know about the role GWUFA played in the process. For the last several years, GWUFA has been lobbying to get the GW administration to stop annually chipping away at our health insurance coverage. Each year, the deductibles would go up, or the … Continue reading No Changes to Health Benefits This Year

GWUFA and Health Insurance at the George Washington University

One of the reasons GWUFA was founded was to protest the huge increases in medical insurance premiums that GW faculty have had to pay, even while our out-of-pocket expenses under those plans were drastically increased. Over the past two years, faculty medical insurance expenses have increased by 52%, so that we now receive significantly worse … Continue reading GWUFA and Health Insurance at the George Washington University

GWUFA progress on health insurance costs

We wanted to let you know about some progress that we just made on our efforts to roll back the 52% increase in the amount GW faculty pay for health care under our insurance plans over the past two years. These efforts, as you know, began with a petition we organized, signed by 165 full time faculty members, over … Continue reading GWUFA progress on health insurance costs

Report on Meeting Regarding the GWUFA Health Insurance Petition

Those of us who organized the petition drive to protest the huge increase in faculty health insurance rates in 2014 presented our petition, with 165 names attached, to Provost Steve Lerman in early February and asked a for a meeting with him to discuss our concerns. Our first scheduled meeting with him was postponed due … Continue reading Report on Meeting Regarding the GWUFA Health Insurance Petition

Recent News Articles of Interest

A few recent articles that may be of interest to GWUFA members: A Washington Post article about faculty salaries. The "bullying" accusation article from the Hatchet. A Hatchet article that discusses adjunct labor (and mentions the average salary for full-time assistant professors). Stories about struggles between NYU faculty and its Board of Trustees, from NY Times and N+1.