Sign The Goddard College Solidarity Statement

Sign the Solidarity Statement

Sign the Solidarity Statement

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

The unionized faculty and staff of Goddard College are waging a difficult struggle, not only to win fair labor contracts but to retain our full rights and dignity as knowledge workers, enabling us to foster the rich learning environment our students deserve. We’re asking for your support to let the college’s Board of Trustees know that we’re not alone. By signing the solidarity statement, you can tell the Board that you support both workplace justice for Goddard employees and our right to have a say in the future direction of our learning community.

Here’s the background.

Goddard College is a progressive, low-residency institution with a main campus in Central Vermont and West Coast locations in Washington State. The College is observing its 150th anniversary this year. Goddard faculty and staff are members of Local 2322 of the United Auto Workers, which represents over 40,000 workers in higher education nationwide. The faculty, unionized since the 1990s, has been without a contract since June. The staff, which joined the UAW earlier this year, is trying to bargain a first contract.

Negotiations are taking place in a tumultuous institutional environment. Goddard’s President, Barbara Vacarr, who has led the college since 2010, recently announced that she will step down at the end of the year. Her tenure has been marked by controversy over her leadership style and restructuring initiatives, which have coincided with a drop in enrollment. The Vacarr administration strongly opposed the staff’s effort to unionize, and has repeatedly resorted to intimidation tactics against Goddard community members who openly disagree with leadership decisions. For the past several months, the administration has publicly trumpeted its intention to balance the budget by means of steep cuts to employee pay and benefits, including an 8% pay cut for most unionized employees, suspension of a retirement match, and an end to severance pay for laid off workers. The administration has threatened to declare impasse and unilaterally impose these cuts if an agreement is not reached on a timetable acceptable to the employer.

Goddard faculty and staff have responded by coming together. We recently publicly released a “Solidarity Statement,” signed by over 85% of the unionized workforce, which calls on the Board of Trustees to adopt some basic principles of institutional reform and labor justice. which we see as the path forward to a revitalized Goddard.

This Solidarity Statement ‘represents a positive vision of Goddard’s future as well as the powerful sense of solidarity that has developed among the faculty and staff, and our strong, shared commitment to Goddard’s success.

We know that many of you share our vision of a vibrant, democratic learning community in which worker rights are respected. We hope you will sign our statement and send a message to the Board of Trustees that the greater community stands with us.

In Solidarity,
The Goddard College Faculty Union Bargaining Team
The Goddard College Staff Union Bargaining Team

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Update: Signers as of 10/15/2013:

Ryan Quinn
Allyson Bunch
Thomas Barrasso
Bhanu Kapil
Jeffrey Schuhrke
Emma Strubell
Soren Hough
Eric Hoyt
Zachary Kimes
Sean Robinson
Alexander Ponomareff
Adam Norton
Corey Walters
Kyla Walters
Anna Waltman
Adity Yadav
Heather Pipino
Laura Keskula
Cristine Jorge
Benjamin Herson
Michael Klein
John Roblee
Nini Hayes
Jeff Balfour
Shirley Markham
Kristin Warner
Russell Pandres
Bethe Hagens
Eva Schectman
Timothy Sutton
Eric Smith
Thomas Prutisto
Michael Crouch
Maya Janson
Donica O’Malley
Colleen Ashley
Dave Madeloni
Ilke Ercan
Grace Cleary
Nicola Morris
Katherine Newkirk
Jon Weissman
Tyler Baer
Jeremy Wolf
Robert Descoteaux Jr.
Delene White
Liza Birnbaum
Cornelius Eady
Adam Daniell
Lexcy Prahl
gloria Brandmn
Brett Bailey
Joan Larkin
Dr. Tom Neilson
Louis Faber
Richard Brown
Eric Hopkins
Wilfred Loh
Kirsten Helmer
Donald Cronin
Emily Barnett
Makai McClintock
Maryelen Calderwood
Eugene Glickman
Otto Muller
Ember Skye Kanelee
John Gordon
Nancy Hoch
Susan Hambleton
Amy Bookbinder
Ryan Quinn
Yan Liu
Jaime Myers-McPhail
James Laberge
Michael Zweig
Stephanie Trotter
Marjorie Delaney
Glenn Proud
Matthew Palmer
Daniel McDonald
Samya Stumo
Lacey Mower
Christopher Hoel
Jonathan Jenner
Evan Taylor
Hollis Graham
Ayana Suber
Johannes Raatz
Matthew Donlevy
Andrew Yale
George Chappell
Peter French
Scott Andy Taylor
Christine Brubaker
marion hohn
John Borstel
Todd Ricker
Court Cline
Ellie Epp
Irene Boeckmann
Norah Alaraifi Softic
Gregory James
Carly Houston
Timothy Daniels
Myrna Rodriguez
Michele Patin
Scott Burns
Jordon Bosse
charles rogers
Nancy Barnes
Rick Fantasia
Julia Legler
Benjamin Dauer
Carolyn Bardos
Joshua Marland
Calyb Hare
Rafael Nunes
Mandy Blackburn
Alethea Kehas
beverly gologorsky
Norman HIrschfeld
Linda Marshall
Andrew Goulet
jane lazarre
Christian Pulver
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Kyle Thorne
Deborah Mutnick
Vanessa Steck
Bryan Monesson-Olson
Laiwan Chung
Claire Potter
Traci Ellithorpe
Mary Wentworth
David Pritchard
Patrick Burke
barbara madeloni
Maggie Cleveland
Emma Nelson
Amber True
Brooks Ballenger
Susan Deer Cloud
Margaret Riordan
Sarah Dingman
Ronna Lytle
Scott Youmans
Dr. Stevens Amidon
Kevin Sullivan
Cerridwen Aker
Lia Van Ness
santiago vidales
Daniel Lang
Giovanni Ciarlo
Emmeline Cordingley
Daniel Ravizza
Kevin Felton
Neema Caughran
Michael Keller
Jill Savage
Eric Darton
Robert Hershon
Robert Hershon
Doreen Foley
April Genung
Amanda Robinson
Jill Goldberg
Annis Campione-Karpenko
Kathleen McLellan
Leo Maley
Jan Ronan
George Bloom
Mary Alexander
Gregory Sargent
John McGrath
Lise Brody
Celia Hildebrand
Hettie Jones
Elise Swinford
Anne Smith
Alexx Wilcken
Frank Farkas
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Annette Falkman
Lena Quinn
jasper robards
Kathleen Doherty
Patty McGill
Alexander Joy
Mary Sui Yee Wong
Nina Friscia
Gunner Scott
Tina Baldera
Richard Blum
Kelley Hunt
Jared Culverhouse
Jocelyn Silverlight
Thomas F Gogan
Kelly Covey
Karen Brummond
Allyson Sironi
Eesha Williams
Melissa Parker
Hyacinth Blanchard
Jeff Jones
Michael Fogg
Judy Roitman
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Sadie Baker
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Laura Maria Censabella
Susan Sanders
Seema Reza
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Rachel Rahn
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Karen McAninch
Ken Lassman
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Ashley Gallo
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Debbie Harris
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Bukola Okuwobi
Rita Wong
Nancy Hubble
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Stephen Bailey
Marcia Eagleson
Lori Schreiner
Jane Summer
Mary Johnson
Sayra Pinto
Anne Finger
Jeremy Pikser
Duane Tollison
Elliott Kalan
Michael Winship
Susn Kim
Henry Bean
Gina Gionfriddo
Justin Molito
Laurence Klavan
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Herbert Kline
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Carla Occaso
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Jim Raposa
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John Noviello
Tonya Casey
Jonathan Wright
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Danielle LaFleur Brooks
Maryann Stacey
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Deanna Pindell
Louise Halsey
Mark O’Maley
June Adams Fiske
Tiffany Yee
Robin Mascitti
Charles Fuller 3rd
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Meg McHutchison
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Mark Hage
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Deb Hawthorn
Megan Lederman
David and Sally Conrad
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Jay Moore
Christine Toth
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Matthew Andrews
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Nancy Rice
Lida Winfield
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Sandra Gaffney
Maura Stephens
Cassandra Edson
Walter Carpenter
Edward Stanak
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Marcia Mason
Elaine Edelman
Robert Sikoryak
Megan Sandberg-Zakian
Edward Baumgarten
Susan Mayer
Robert Tufts
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Robert Bryant
Julie Sayres
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Marty Barto
Lizzie Olesker
Susan Lob
Jack Eppler
Sheil Blinn
Teresa George
Kathy Melish
Tom Zafian
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Pamela Booker
Corinne Goodman
Ellen Martins
Chris Rzonca
Karen McAninch
Sharyn Finnegan
Jocelyn Lieu
Wendy Shinn
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