Administration shame

By Martin Smith

I am deeply troubled by the fact that the University will only pay employees who showed up at 8 a.m. today given the severity of the weather. It is now clear that the reason the University waited until 9 a.m. to close campus was so that they could make money off of the employees who did not show up because of the dangerous road conditions. The university is, in essence, charging employees (i.e. benefits and vacation) for the bad weather.

The university is putting money first and sacrificing the safety and livelihood of its employees. Campus should have been closed earlier! Chancellor Herman should not have put people’s lives in jeopardy, as they tried to get to campus during a blizzard.

This is shameful, and the act of only paying some employees who showed up for work should be rescinded. All emlpoyees should be paid their regular pay rate for their day.

Please send your complaints and demand justice on this issue to the Chancellor at: [email protected]