by Spenser Garber
On October 9th, the Pensacola State Faculty Association met to discuss the ongoing contract negotiations with the administration. One of the items on the agenda was a straw poll vote having to do with the association’s confidence in PSC President Ed Meadows. 34 out of 35 voters said they would vote “no confidence” in President Meadows.
The negotiations have been a stressful time with both the faculty association and the PSC administration. Earlier this year, the proposed contract was voted down by the faculty. This meant the contract had to go back to the bargaining table.
The constant bargaining has made the faculty feel that the administration does not have the faculty’s best interests at heart. This has caused a feeling of distrust in President Meadows and other members of the administration.
As the negotiations go on, we will have to see if the faculty goes through with the “no confidence” vote and how the administration reacts to this.