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Fri Feb 15, 2019, 07:48 PM

University of Pittsburgh can give long-serving professor a 20 percent pay cut, federal court says

The University of Pittsburgh can impose a 20 percent salary cut on a long-tenured grad school professor whose performance was consistently rated substandard, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit overturns a U.S. Western District Court judge’s order that restored the pay of Prof. Jerome McKinney.

The appeals court, in an opinion by Judge Cheryl N. Krause, found the university can pare McKinney’s pay because the prof has no constitutionally protected “property interest” in any specific salary level.

McKinney joined the university faculty in 1970 as a professor of public administration. He said in his lawsuit that he was the only black member of the faculty for the university’s graduate school of public and international affairs. His salary increases between 2006 and 2013 were “substantially smaller” percentage-wise than those granted white faculty members, he contended.

Read more: https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/02/pa-university-can-give-long-serving-professor-a-20-percent-pay-cut-federal-court-says.html

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TexasTowelie Feb 2019 OP
greymattermom Feb 2019 #1
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Fri Feb 15, 2019, 07:56 PM

1. In the state university where I was a tenured full professor

they told me that the title meant no salary guarantee at all. Just a title. They adjusted the salary every year according to some weird system that none of us understood. All PhDs too. Welcome to the club.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 09:37 PM

2. It's the same all over.

Even the "tenure" is meaningless. They just eleminate the "position" not the prof.

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