Rider U. Faculty Accepts Pay Freeze to Forestall Layoffs and Program Cuts

Rider University has dropped plans to lay off faculty members and shut down academic programs after its faculty union agreed to a two-year freeze in wages, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The planned cuts, announced in October, would have resulted in 14 layoffs and 14 program closures, and would have saved $2 million. An agreement that includes the pay freeze was approved on Friday by the New Jersey university’s board, the Inquirer reported.

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