Full-time RISD faculty forgo salary increases

by E Wayne Ross on March 16, 2009

The Brown Daily Herald: Full-time RISD faculty forgo salary increases

Full-time faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design have agreed to forgo a salary increase next year in the face of the worsening economic climate.

Henry Ferreira, associate professor of printmaking and president of the full-time faculty’s union, said the faculty “arrived at a decision that it would probably be best” to give up raises for a year to see where the economy was headed.

The union’s current contract expires July 1, at the end of this fiscal year. The faculty members have decided to wait for a year rather than negotiate a new contract amid economic turmoil, Ferreira said.