ASA Document 450. Budget Repair

University of Wisconsin Academic Staff Assembly Document #450

Madison 14 February 2011

Budget Repair

Whereas, UW‐Madison academic staff are willing to do our part to reduce state

expenditures, as evidenced by our high compliance on a voluntary basis with the current

biennium's furloughs which result in a 3% pay cut, and

Whereas, UW‐Madison academic staff incurred a 2% pay cut with the rescission of a salary

increase in 2009 to alleviate state budget shortfalls, and

Whereas, a 5.8% pay cut for retirement contributions and more than doubling the amount

UW‐Madison academic staff pay for health insurance will result in at least an additional 7%

pay reduction for UW‐Madison academic staff and

Whereas, this additional pay cut would be implemented before the end of the mandated

furloughs, resulting in a reduction of more than 10% per paycheck for some employees, and

Whereas, UW‐Madison academic staff salaries are already lower than those of our peers,


Whereas, SB‐11 would make the recruitment and retention of excellent UW‐Madison

academic staff more difficult and threaten UW‐Madison’s status as a world class research

and educational institution, and

Whereas, SB‐11 would end over 50 years of state‐union relations that have helped produce

an outstanding workforce, and

Whereas, SB‐11 would end the right of academic staff to collectively bargain, and

Now therefore be it resolved that the Academic Staff Assembly of the University of

Wisconsin‐Madison opposes in the strongest language possible Special Session SB‐11 and

pledges that we will do everything we can to minimize the effects of any changes on UWMadison

academic staff and our colleagues.

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