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December 6, 2012

CCC students protest layoffs

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“Despite strong enrollment numbers in my classes and positive portfolio reviews of myself and my performance and strong student support in the arts, my position has been cut, which I think is a vote of no confidence in art at Clinton Community College and effectively says that art shouldn’t be taught here, and I disagree with that,” he told the Press-Republican.

‘RESPECT THE PROCESS’

Faculty Association President Catherine Eloranto, who was also at the event, said her group will be meeting with its attorney and, where applicable, plans to file grievances on behalf on the eight members of the association whose positions are being eliminated.

Eloranto told the Press-Republican that the association will look at each of the eight employees’ contracts to see if the college will violate any terms by laying off those individuals.

“If they did not abide by the terms of the contract, and they are not able to lay off an individual, then that’s what we’re going to use.

“The eight that are in our unit, we’re looking at every single one of them with the intent of grieving anything that we can grieve,” she said.

Jablonski said the college’s collective bargaining groups have the right to due process.

“We all have to respect the process, so we will do that,” he said.

Email Ashleigh Livingston: alivingston@pressrepublican.com

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