Florida: FAU says no to recommended faculty raises

by E Wayne Ross on April 13, 2009

Sun Sentinel: FAU says no to recommended faculty raises

BOCA RATON – Florida Atlantic University is rejecting a magistrate’s recommendation to give larger raises to faculty.

The university and the United Faculty of Florida have been at impasse since November over faculty salaries. Special Magistrate Joseph M. Schneider recommended the university offer a one-year 2.5 percent raise, saying that should be “the minimum salary increase needed to keep faculty salaries competitive in the labor market.” The recommendation was nonbinding, but the union believed FAU should have abided by it.