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University Professors Upset with Proposed Labor Contract

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by Associated Press


HARTFORD, Conn. ― Professors and students at Connecticut’s four state universities are upset with proposed contract changes they say will allow professors to be transferred from campus to campus, and lead to more part-time faculty, the elimination of academic programs, and larger class sizes.

Wearing red T-shirts and holding signs that read “Fair Contract Now,” about 100 people rallied Thursday outside a meeting of the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education.

Stephen Cohen, president of the Faculty Senate at Central Connecticut State University, says he hasn’t seen such major changes during his 13 years at the school. He says they would “radically change our working conditions” and harm morale.

Rep. Peter Tercyak, co-chairman of the legislature’s Labor Committee, said he hopes the system’s new president will change the contract proposals.

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