UPDATE (February 2016)
Despite the outcry from hundreds in the TC3 community and beyond, the College made the unfortunate decision to pursue a hearing at the Public Employees Relations Board (PERB), the State agency which oversees unions and workers in the public sector. A PERB hearing on the issue was held in Syracuse on June 11 and June 12, 2015. We expect a favorable ruling from the judge sometime this spring and when that happens we call upon TC3 to refrain from an expensive and unnecessary appeal and instead respect the judge’s decision, recognize our union, and begin the collective bargaining process in good faith. ****************************************************
We strongly believe that the question of unionization is one that should rest solely with adjuncts and it’s wrong to waste taxpayer money on legal proceedings to delay the inevitable. If you agree with us, please let us send a strong message to the TC3 Administration and Board of Trustees by adding your name to the letter below.
Thank you and if you have any questions or would like to find out other ways you can support our efforts please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We believe a strong and democratic union for TC3 adjuncts will ultimately benefit not only adjuncts but also students and the entire TC3 community. We also believe TC3 adjunct faculty have not only the legal but also the moral right to decide the question of unionization for themselves and so, once TC3AA’s majority status is confirmed by the Public Employees Relations Board we urge President Haynes and TC3’s Board of Trustees to honor both the letter and the spirit of New York State labor law by respecting adjunct faculty’s decision, not wasting taxpayer money in any attempt to delay their employees’ right to union representation, and engaging in good-faith negotiations.
TC3 Affiliated Supporters (KEY TO SIGNATORES: 1=TC3 adjunct faculty; 2=TC3 fulltime faculty; 2B=TC3 retired fulltime faculty; 3=TC3 staff member; 3B=TC3 retired staff member/administrator, 4B (Faculty/Staff at “College Now” Partnering Schools; 5=TC3 student, 6=TC3 alum; 7=TC3 parent; 8=Tc3 Donor; 9=TC3 prospective student; 10=TC3 prospective parent, CCR=Cortland County resident; TCR=Tompkins County resident)
Ahmed H. Ahmed (1&TCR), Zelkida Ajdinovic-Skenderija (6&TCR), Herman Altmann (1), Patricia Andrews (1), Breck Aspinwall (1&CCR), Jaime Barker (1&TCR), Joane Blenis (4B), Brandy Boden (1&TCR), Mark Booth (Chemistry/1&TCR), Ross Borden (4&TCR), Rene Borgella (1&TCR), Jason Boring (3&CCR), Dorothy Brown (5), Stan Brown (1&TCR), Tredwell Burch (4B), Michelle Candela-Jordan (1&TCR), Christopher Carey (1&TCR), Alice Caroompas (1), Benoit Castandet (1&TCR), Elizabeth Caughey (1&TCR), Robert Chapman (1&TCR), Rich Cicciarelli (1&TCR), Cynthia Coleman (1&TCR), John Conners (1&CCR), Nancy Crane (1&TCR), Elizabeth Cutter (1&TCR), Aaron Decker (1), Robert DePuy (6&CCR), Michael DiMattei (4B&CCR). Gary Dugan (4B), Robert Earle (1&TCR), Helen English (7&TCR), Judith Epstein (1&TCR), Barrett Esworthy (1), Fred Farah (1&TCR), Gary Ford (10), Benjamin Frahm (1&TCR); Kim Frey (1), Linda Gaetano (1&TCR), David Galezo (1&TCR), Susan Gaurnier (10), Mimi Goldman (6&TCR), Elizabeth Grant (1&TCR), Mark Grimm (1&TCR), Norma Gutierrez (1&TCR), Christine Hafer (1), Rachel Hammond (1&TCR), Kale Harbick (1), Johanna Harnett (1&CCR), Ralph Hesse (1), Robert Hones (10&TCR), Maris Honis (7), Marshall Hopkins (1&TCR), Collin Horak (6&CCR), Christine Iacobucci (1&TCR), Eric Jenes (1&TCR), Kimari Johnson (2&TCR), Deidre Jones (4&7), Maxine Jones (1&CCR), Keith Josef (1); Susan Kaplan (1&TCR), Benjamin Kirk (1&TCR), Cynthia Kjellander-Cantu (1&TCR), Barbara Kobritz (2&CCR), John Kyle (1), Cynthia Labuff (1&TCR), Kyle Labuff (1&TCR), Shirley Lange (1&TCR), Laura LaRosa (1&TCR), Janice Lawrence (3&TCR), In Shik Lee (1&TCR), Harry Littell (2&TCR), Kristin Lovelace-Ross (1&TCR), Anita Lucia (4B), Karen Macier (1), Karl Madeo (3B&TCR), Kaeti Manning (1&CCR), Jill Marie (1), Constance McAfee (4&6), Randy McGory (1&CCR), Maria McMahon (1), Denise Meyer (1&TCR), Kathy Morris (1&TCR), Barbara Need (1&TCR), Alfred Okaru (1&CCR), Jorge Enrique Orejuela (1&TCR), Nina Panzer (1&TCR), Karen Pastorello (2&TCR), Russ Pederson (4B&CCR), Margaret Perfetti (1&CCR), Nancy Phelps (7), Jaclyn Pittsley (1&CCR), Gary Podsiedlik (4B&CCR), Pamela Pospisil (1), Candice Poyer (4B), S. Lee Price (1&CCR), Emily Reardon (1&TCR), Cornelia Rea (2&TCR), Judy Read (4B&CCR), Robert Redman (1&TCR), Taylor Reid (1&TCR), Jeremy Riedl (1), Ute Ritz-Deutch (1&TCR), Jeff Robertson (4B), Kathleen Jamie Rombach (1&TCR), Javier Rosa (1&TCR), Jessica Ryan (1&TCR), Raymond Savoie (1), Joseph Schmid (1), Ronald Schoneman (1&TCR), Kim Schrag (1&TCR), Shirley Schultz (1), Leslie Roger Schumacher (1&TCR), Lory Scott (1&TCR), Patrick Sewell (1&TCR), John Sheehan (1&CCR), Lorraine Sinclaire (1&TCR), Susan Smith (1&TCR), Stephen Snyder (1&TCR), Tina Stavenhagen (2&CCR), Corrina Struzick (3&CCR), Sherry Tacktill (1&TCR), Theresa Tambascio (1), John Troyer (1&TCR), Vered Tzin (1&TCR), Travis Vande Berg (2), George Vazenios (1&TCR), Gregg Weatherby (1&TCR), Scott Weatherby (3&TCR), Steve Weed (1&TCR), Kelly Wessell (2&TCR), Butch Westlake (1&TCR), Michele Whitecraft (1&TCR), Heidi Whitney (4&6), Diane Williams (1), Brandy Williams-DeBottis (1&CCR), Mark Williamson (1), Christopher Wolff (1), Sarah Wolff (1&TCR), Andrew Yale (5B), Elizabeth Yavits (1&TCR), Tammi Young (1&TCR)
Other Supporters (KEY TO SIGNATORIES: 4=Faculty/Staff or Retired Faculty/Staff at Other Institution; 12=Other; CCR=Cortland County resident; TCR=Tompkins County resident)
Lee H. Adler (4&TCR); Karen Alers (4); Andrew Allport(4); Sonya Alvarado (4&CCR); Jane Atkin (4&TCR); Cheryl Barbasch (12&TCR); Christina Bangel (4); Charles Barley (4); Suzanne Baxter (12); Joe Beasley (12); Joe Berry (4); Reine D. Bethany (4); Tina Bevilacqua (12); Loretta Boyce (12); Peter Brown (12); Stacey Brown (12&CCR); Ken Buehner (12); Maureen Bullock (12); Aubrey Byerly (12); Tina Campos (4); Alice Carli (4); Conall Cash (12&TCR); Mary Chapman (11&TCR); Beth Chetney (12); Megan Christman (12); Sean Collins (12); Nancy Congdon (12); Margaret Corbett (12); CGSU (12&TCR); Joe Cortese (4&CCR); Andrew Crook (11&TCR); Christopher Culp (4); Zach Cunningham (12&TCR); Teresa Currie (4); Anthony Curulla (4); Anna Danyluk (4); Jon Paul Dauval (4); Shirley Davies (12); Kerry Delduchetto (4); Karen Dieffenderfer (4); Dan DiGennaro (4); Diana DiRubbo (4); Sarah Donovan (12); Rani Dotterer (12); Ashley Drzymala (12); Rebekah Edwards (4); Mary Eidt (4); Krista Eliot (4); Tim Esposito (4); Joe Eurto (12); Karen Exelby (12); Catherine Farrell (12); Abe Ferraro (4); Michael Ferrer (11&TCR); Jennifer Fischer (12); Victoria Flavin (12&TCR); Tiffany Fotopoulos (12&TCR); Alexander L. Francis (4); Erin Francisco (11&TCR); Andrea Frascatore (12); Aliqae Geraci (4&TCR); Mark Gerling (12&CCR); Dean Goddard (4); Julie Gottlieb (12); Donna Grazul (4); Barbara Grenga (4); Ron Haier (12); Marie Hall (4); Chris Harding-Grosfelt (4); Angelee Hargreaves (4); Melody Harwood (4&CCR); Sharon Heffron (4); Michael Hermann (4); Matt Hill (4); Kim Hizny (4); Harmon Hoff (4); Joy Holden (4); Linda Hoose (11&TCR); Jennifer Hopkins (11&TCR); Jill Houseknecht (4); Steve Houston (12); Aimee Howard (4); Amy Hysick (4); Christine Ibert (4&TCR); Jazmin Idakaar (12); Jackie Jablonski (11&TCR); Tim James (12); Christine Johnson (12&TCR); Michael Johnson (12); Frederick Jones (11&CCR); Thomas Joyce (11&TCR); Nikolay Karkov (12); Kelly Kenna (4); Dale Kenyon (12); Valentin Klinnert (11&TCR); Raphael Kosek (4); Ann Kottner (4); Kevin Krause (12); Pamela Krazinski (12); Deborah Kudla (4); Donna G.O. Kuhn (4); André Keiji Kunigami (12&TCR); John Kuryla (4); Kathleen Kuryla (4); Cynthia Lamphere (4); Leslie Lax (12); Robert Lax (4); Laurie Leach (12&CCR); Bret Leraul (12&TCR); John Lerner (4); Pat Lindaman (4); Kim Linkinhoker (4); Chris Machanoff (12); Maria Maisto (4); Cayden Mak (4); Mark Malaszczyk (4); David Mancini (4); Melissa Marion (12&TCR); John Maroney (4); Alison Mastroe (12&CCR); Anna McCormick (12&TCR); Cara K-B McLaughlin (4); James McNair (4); Miranda Merklein (4); Diane Metzar (4); Pete Meyers (12&TCR); Joseph Monte (12); Tracey Moppert (4); Joanne Mroczek (4); John Mulcahey (4); Eileen Mulcahy (4); Patricia Mullaney (12); Laurie Murphy (4); Mechthild Nagel (4&CCR); Trisha Nelson (4); Deacon Newhouse (4); John Nichols (4); Barbara Nies (4); Mardie Ninno (12); Eveyln Niver (4); Laureen Norris (4); Brandie Norton (12); Lauri O’Brien (4); John Oakley (11&TCR); Len Orlandella (12); Arlene Osborne (12); Bradley Over (12&CCR); Frank Papalia (4); Maria Parator (4); Michelle Parker (4); Anne Parks (4); Nicholas Petrone (12); Fred Pfeiffer (4); Theodore Pfohl (4); Karen Pickard (12); Michele Pioti (4&CCR); Heather Puchta (4); Sebastian Purcell (4); Amanda Ragnauth (12); Naomi Raimon (4&TCR); Dorrit Ram (11&TCR); Diane Ramin (4); Katherine Reap (4); Mark Reitblatt (12&TCR); Bill Ritchie (12); John Rivito (4); Mary Jo Roberge (12); Richard Ross (12&TCR); Benita Roth (4); Nancy Rourke (4); Bradley Russell (4); Cathy Russell (12); Kathryn Russell (4&TCR); Lee Sabine (4); Lisa Sackett (4); Robert Santucci (12); Jo Schaffer (4&CCR); Cheryl Schulte (4); Lucinda Secaur (4); Derek Seidman (12); Kristen Sellitto (4); Holly Sewell (12); Leigh Sewell (12); Jonathan Sherry (4); Danesh Singh (4); Gina Sikora (4&CCR); Gale Smith (12); Jessica Smith-Rohrberg (4); Mary Sopchak (12); Will Streeter (12&CCR); Beth Tanzer (4); Jessica Tarry (4&CCR); Sue Tomazic (4); Carolyn Toner (4); Wendy Tracy (4); Vanessa Vaile (12); Leslie Varga (12); Nicole Vaughan (12); Robert Vodicka (12); Sharon Vogt (4); Andrew Voigt (4); Cynthia Watkins (4); Rebecca Watson (4); Savanna Webb (12&CCR); Michael Brian Wicks (4); Anne Wiegard (11&TCR); Paige Williams (4); Pat Hale Wilson (12); Greg Woolever (4&CCR); Pamela Zimmer (12&CCR); Peggy Zinsmeyer (4); Suzanne Zogg (4)
(Archived Letter and Information Below)
Thank you for your interest in supporting the TC3 Adjuncts’ union organizing drive!
On October 22, 2014, TC3 President Haynes received a certified letter informing him that a majority of TC3 adjuncts have signed authorization forms indicating their desire for unionization.
Since then members of the TC3 administration have been publically expressing doubts that a majority of adjunct faculty support unionization. On Friday, November 14th, a respected local elected official contacted TC3 President Haynes offering to act as a neutral third party and compare the signed union authorization cards against the College’s list of current adjuncts to confirm whether or not a majority had indeed signed in support of the union. Dr. Haynes summarily turned down this request and on Tuesday, November 18th he formally rejected the Union’s request for voluntary recognition. Later that day TC3 issued a press release announcing the College’s decision and citing concerns of TC3AA’s claims of majority status as the rationale behind the decision. On Thursday, November 20th over forty adjuncts and supporters from Tompkins and Cortland counties attended the November meeting of TC3’s Board of Trustees urging them to commit to refrain from further hesitation and not to waste taxpayer money on legal delays once our majority status is confirmed by a neutral third party.
Now the President and the TC3 Board of Trustees have a choice — they can acknowledge the will of their employees and allow the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) to formally certify our union once the majority status has been confirmed by a neutral third party, they can fight the union by dragging us through a hearing at PERB. It’s important to note that even if TC3 decides to fight, it’s not a question of if there will be a union (the majority status on authorization forms is all we need to assure that there will be a union), it’s only a question of when there will be a union. Recently other colleges and universities have tried to delay their employees’ desire to form a union by ignoring the demonstration of majority support by their employees and insisting on a lengthy legal process.