“You have to understand, the College considers Prioritization as an investment.”
That was the reply from a College Administrator when asked by a Staff member at the September Townhall how much the College was paying the ASP prioritization consultants.
That got the United Staff of Columbia College wondering if the College also considers the employees who spend every day on the front line serving its students as an investment.
Consider these basic facts:
- From June 2010 to June 2011 alone, the cost of living has increased by 3.77%.
- Over the past 3 years (2009-2011), the cost of living has gone up 6.1%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
- Columbia employees, having received only a 1% base pay increase during this same period, have fallen behind by 5.2%, the amount of earnings required just to stay EVEN.
That’s why US of CC has kicked off a button campaign to suggest, “PRIORITIZE US!
Invest in Columbia’s Workforce.”
Please wear your button proudly and ask other staff and faculty to do the same. Let the Administration know that its dedicated, hard-working employees are a sure investment—with immediate and high rates of return for Columbia’s students.