My son ran into my Zoom room last week and yelled, “Fart! Poop!” It was no big deal, but it is part of the reality that we who are caregivers constantly manage. In truth, he needed my attention. He has been home since March 13–over four months–playing way too much Fortnite, watching a billion seasonsContinue reading “Caregivers, we see you.”
New analysis: Benefits compensation for faculty at GW continue to lag behind compensation at other universities.
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 theContinue reading “No Changes to Health Benefits This Year”
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 worseContinue reading “GWUFA and Health Insurance at the George Washington University”
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, overContinue reading “GWUFA progress on health insurance costs”
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 dueContinue reading “Report on Meeting Regarding the GWUFA Health Insurance Petition”
Please help get the word out to colleagues about this important new organization! Click for a flyer about the upcoming meeting that you can print and circulate (or send by email). We also have a printable GWUFA Signup Sheet for anyone who prefers that to joining online. And see you all May 14!
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.