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Home » Clarion » 2011 » January 2011 » RF Workers to Top Execs: Don’t Be a Grinch

RF Workers to Top Execs: Don’t Be a Grinch

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The Grinch joined CUNY Research Foundation employees outside the RF Directors’ meeting.
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Research Foundation workers from three CUNY campuses and their supporters look on as the Grinch joins their December 22 protest outside a meeting of the RF Board of Directors. They were demanding that RF reach a fair first contract with 700 workers at LaGuardia, City Tech and the Graduate Center after years of negotiations.

“That was great,” said one union activist of the Grinch’s picket-line appearance. “He’s living proof anybody can change their hard-hearted ways, even top executives at the Research Foundation.”

NEGOTIATIONS

The union has reached tentative agreement on a number of non-economic provisions with RF management, which has also agreed to the union’s health insurance co-premium proposal that would restrict annual increases to no more than 2% per year. However, the two sides remain apart on several economic issues, including wages.


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