How about the article in Sunday's paper about salaries at NCCC. I've always had a lot of respect for the college, but these salaries seem way out of whack. We all argue about high taxes, but until public employee salaries are brought into line, things will never get better.
NCCC SALARIES: The faculty earns top dollar
By Jill Terrerifirstname.lastname@example.org
Niagara County Community College pays its professors on average 14 percent more than their peers around the state and its administrators 15 percent less, a Niagara Gazette analysis has found. In addition, salaries for professors and program directors are greater than those earned by the top earners in county government.
The college president said the high wages are a result of union contracts which require a fixed number of promotions every year. The president of the union that represents teachers, librarians and counselors — 17 of whom earn salaries over $100,000 — said his members have worked at the college for a long time and the students benefit from that experience.
“I’d like to think we’re better than the other community colleges in the state,” said Faculty Association President Joseph Colosi, noting the college’s reputation and graduation rate. “I think it’s a product of a quality faculty.”
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