Union leaders will be speaking tomorrow (Wednesday) at 5:30pm in the CC MPR against recent employee cuts. A concerned reader sent us this message:
"The Vassar College administration is planning on cutting at least 45 food service employees and even more B&G workers for the summer season. While times are tough, Vassar's plan is an explicit breach of the contract Vassar College signed earlier this fall. These cuts will have broader implications than just loss of livelihood for laid off employees. The College usually utilizes a fully staffed B&G to make necessary repairs and ensure that the grounds are maintained over the summer months. With the cuts the College is planning to make, only the bare essentials will be fixed. Any damage not repaired will remain into the fall, and will be taken care of based on 'which students yell the loudest.' This is an issue that affects us all, and it is important that we know the details of the situation."