Students encouraged to attend Joint Union Council meeting


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Members from nine faculty and staff labor unions plan to hold another Joint Union Council meeting at noon on Monday, April 10.

The group plans to address potential budget adjustments and staff reductions, as well as the effect those reductions might have on students. In addition, the Joint Union Council plans to build a response to the administration ahead of any potential cuts.

Group members are asking students to attend the meeting to garner support from student leaders.

CMU is currently grappling with a two-year $20 million budget deficit, a situation President George Ross said is “certain” to include staff layoffs.

While Ross has urged news media and CMU employees to stop classifying the budget as a “crisis,” many fixed-term faculty members, office professional staff and custodial-maintenance workers are concerned about the future of their jobs.

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