Statement on Middlebury End-of-Year Bonus and Fair Wages

“The AAUP welcomes the bonus, an acknowledgement of the extraordinary efforts of so many faculty and staff to provide students a world-class education even in the midst of the pandemic. We nevertheless remain concerned that these same faculty and staff have experienced significant declines in inflation-adjusted income over the previous two years. In other words, nearly all employees now make significantly less, despite the bonus and a 2% raise.  That means, given current inflation rates, it will require substantial increases in compensation this year and beyond to preserve, let alone increase, the living standards of employees.  We therefore continue to look forward to working with the administration to identify responsible ways to build a rewarding and equitable future for all members of the Middlebury community.”

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