FORIMMEDIATE RELEASE         Contact:                                           
                 ChrisMachanoff , Faculty Forward / SEIU 200United /            
                                                     Pete Meyers, Tompkins 
CountyWorkers' Center                                                           
                               IthacaStudents and Faculty to Confront Board of 
Trustees Cocktail Hour with Rally
After12 Months of Bargaining, College Continues to Stiff Faculty Demands for 
LivingWage and Basic Security While Drinking Champagne 
(Ithaca) After walking out fromnegotiations with their administration on 
September 23, students, the IthacaCollege Contingent Faculty Bargaining 
Committee and members of the IthacaCollege Contingent Faculty Union/Service 
Employees International Union (SEIU),Local 200United will rally outside a 
cocktail hour where the Ithaca CollegeBoard of Trustees will be present on 
October 19 at 6pm. The committeepreviously rejected the administration’s 
request for federal mediation, arguingthat the administration needs to develop 
serious economic proposals to addresshelping contingent faculty get out of 
poverty and attain more securelivelihoods rather than hiding behind a mediator. 
Furthermore, the lavishcatering budget for the Board of Trustees and top 
administrators exemplifiesIthaca College’s wrongly prioritized spending. While 
contingent faculty pay haslargely been stagnant, student tuition has more than 
doubled since 1999 withoutgiving students or faculty input into how tuition 
dollars are allocated.
Nationwide and across Upstate New York,contingent faculty have been taking 
action to win fair wages and more securityin the university system including 
places like Tufts University, NortheasternUniversity, Fordham University, The 
College of St. Rose and the CaliforniaState University System. 
WHO: Members of the Ithaca CollegeContingent Faculty Union/SEIU Local 
200United; Ithaca College students andfaculty; Members of numerous unions 
throughout Tompkins County; the Tompkins County Workers Center; Elected 
Officials and community alliesWHAT: Rally for Contingent Faculty FairPay and 
SecurityWHEN:Wednesday, September 19 at 6:00PMWHERE: FreeSpeech Rock on the IC 
Quad/Campus Center, Ithaca College, 953 Danby Rd, Ithaca,NY 14850

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