Friday, November 1, 2013

$666 Raise Spawns Devilish Claim - COTW #166

Just in time for Halloween, the latest Case of the Week prominently features Satan and the mark of the beast - 666. The Cleveland State University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors filed this unfair labor practice charge.

The charge is based in part on the following allegations:
[F]aculty generally received one of the following merit raises: $5,000, $3,000, $666, $0. Dean Boise manipulated [the] merit raise increases in order to . . . award the bulk of AAUP organizers a six-six-six wage increase . . . . In effect Dean Boise has called AAUP's organizers and AAUP Satan.
Maybe it's just me, but that sounds like a bit of a stretch.

HT: Volokh Conspiracy post emailed to me by Mike Chittenden of Miller & Chevalier.