Why A Strike Authorization Matters: . Despite sitting on $800 million in unrestricted net assets, PASSHE is continuing its attempt to take away faculty rights and benefits. If you do not support a strike authorization vote, you risk getting a contract with:
PASSHE has unrestricted funds equal to almost two years of the state appropriation or 50 percent of its annual operating budget.
The Median Ratio for Aa2 Rated Institutions is 27%
Source: PASSHE Chart
Unrestricted net assets compared to total annual operating budget, including auxiliaries.
Missing One Step Will Cost Tens of Thousands in Earnings
Ten Year Loss In Earnings If Asst. Prof. At Step 4 Misses One Step
Source: Comparison of Pay Steps Based on 2010 Pay Scale
Think you or your colleagues can afford it?
Source: 2010 Pay Scale; Spring 2012 SysPay Data
Under PASSHE’s proposal, a Temp Instructor I with an annual salary of $29,114 could be eligible for:
Medical Assistance: http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/foradults/healthcaremedicalassistance/incomeandresourcerequirementsforhealthybeginnings/index.htm
Childcare Work: http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/forchildren/childcareearlylearning/childcareworkssubsidizedchildcareprogram/index.htm
PASSHE is proposing to eliminate Indemnity Plans while increasing PPO out-of network deductibles and raising out of pocket prescription drug costs.
Haven’t Your Healthcare Costs Increased Enough Already?
Increase in Faculty PPO Premium Contribution Per Paycheck (Based on 26 Pays)
Source: Open Enrollment Summaries
Percent of Amount Paid Out of H&W Fund Vs. Billed Charges
(Source: H&W Annual Report: Graph 11)
Source: Health and Welfare Fund Annual Reports (2005-2011); BLS Medical Inflation Data (2005-2012).
(Source: Spring 2012 Syspay)
The following slides show how PASSHE carves
out specific items at negotiations and uses the
“slippery slope” to its advantage in subsequent
negotiations to strip faculty of rights and
This pattern must STOP before we are forced into a toothless CBA!
PASSHE is even proposing to turn annuitant healthcare into a voucher system.
Temporary faculty are also being asked to take the equivalent of a 35% pay cut!