Goddard College Faculty – Notice of Ratification Vote

Highlights of 2015 Goddard College Faculty Union Tentative Agreement Following a long and challenging bargaining process, the GCFU Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce a tentative agreement with the Goddard College Corporation (GCC). We began negotiating with the administration of President Barbara Vacarr early in 2013. Just a couple of months in, the administration announced we were in financial crisis and demanded draconian cuts (8% … Continue reading

A Conversation with Author and UAW 2322 Member Jan Clausen

By: Ryan Quinn, UAW 2322 Servicing Representative/Organizer The first time I met Jan Clausen in person was in April 2013, as we leafleted outside the New York International Auto Show on behalf of Nissan workers trying to organize with the UAW. For years prior, hers was a familiar voice calling into Joint Council meetings from her home in Brooklyn as a representative of faculty unit … Continue reading

Goddard College: “What’s Your Plan?!”

Goddard College staff, faculty, students, and alumni are joining together on Tumblr to share their “plan, vision, [and] hopes for the future of Goddard College”, and to ask The Goddard College Corporation what their plan is to sustain and strengthen the college. This new initiative, led by staff member and union activist Helen Linda, is a positive approach to questioning the administration on their plans.  … Continue reading

GCFU Bargaining Chair Jan Clausen in Times-Argus on Ratification Vote, Management Threats

From the 3/1/2014 Montpelier-Barre Times-Argus: As the chair of the Goddard College Faculty Union bargaining committee, I write to correct misinformation in the Feb. 24 piece “Difficult for both sides” by Goddard College acting President Avram Patt and to offer my perspective on our union contract negotiations. All parties agree that Goddard needs to stabilize its budget. In order to meet a shortfall caused by … Continue reading

Rutland Herald: Goddard Talks Reaching Critical Point

Reprinted from the Rutland Herald, 2/22/2014: Goddard talks reaching critical point By Eric Blaisdell STAFF WRITER | February 22,2014 PLAINFIELD — Contract negotiations between the faculty at Goddard College and the administration are quickly coming to a head, and with an impasse likely some faculty members say they are ready to strike. According to an email from the faculty bargaining committee to faculty members that was obtained … Continue reading