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Oberlin College to lay off more than
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Posted By: Harlowe, 2/19/2020 11:48:50 AM

OBERLIN — Oberlin College's president said Tuesday the college is taking steps to save up to $2 million annually by outsourcing more than 100 jobs currently held by unionized workers. For a union representative who learned of the college's proposal at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, just two hours before his membership would hear the plan, the news came like a punch in the gut, delivered in "bad faith."(Snip)That's more than 110 employees, Villar said, including some with more than 30 years service to the college and at least one with 43 years service.


Erik Villar, chairman of the UAW employees said that since Carmen Twillie Ambar became president, the college appears to have become more of a business and about money rather than involving the community and caring for employees, including some employees who took care of students away from their families. The seeming indifference of Oberlin College in this current action involving employees who are residents of Oberlin reflects the same disregard for the shoplifting plight of Gibson’s Bakery, a 134-year-old family business in Oberlin with a long association with Oberlin College and its students.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: TJ54 2/19/2020 11:51:44 AM (No. 323562)
Get Woke, Go Broke - the Libtard's Idea of Success
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Reply 2 - Posted by: curious1 2/19/2020 11:53:50 AM (No. 323567)
'Erik' doesn't grasp that communists are always greedy, and only look to enrich themselves and those who can help them stay in power. Has nothing to do with business. Commies are corrupt.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 2/19/2020 11:55:06 AM (No. 323571)
Is this move by Oberlin meant to be an object lesson for the students on the evils of capitalism?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: seamusm 2/19/2020 11:57:07 AM (No. 323577)
God forbid they lay off administrators especially any ministers of diversity.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: SALady 2/19/2020 12:03:05 PM (No. 323588)
When are unions going to realize that lie-berals and Demon-Rats are not their friends?!?!?!? Union members thrive when businesses thrive in strong economies. But lie-beral policies are so anti-business that union members always suffer when they set economic policy for any organization!!!! Welcome to the realities of lie-berals "leadership"!!!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: kidsmom 2/19/2020 12:07:57 PM (No. 323592)
Pretty wordy explanation for the fact that they mismanage their funds and can’t control the thug element within their student body (or staff, for that matter). They’re on the hook for a judgment against them for libeling and slandering a local bakery. Hope the school is forced to close.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: tsquare 2/19/2020 12:08:31 PM (No. 323593)
Gotta set aside some bug $$ for Gibson Bakery
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ROLFNader 2/19/2020 12:09:40 PM (No. 323594)
Don't suppose this could be a result of increasing liability insurance costs do you? Didn't they just lose a case and/or appeal on a woke 'n token lawsuit?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: EliotRosewater49 2/19/2020 12:19:30 PM (No. 323606)
I was recently laid off due to lack of relevant backlog. Businesses do that and colleges are businesses not charities.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 2/19/2020 12:21:44 PM (No. 323611)
Gotta start "economizing"! Gotta pay for Gibson"s, doncha know?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator 2/19/2020 12:22:15 PM (No. 323613)
I wonder what a 30year union worker makes in the cafeteria or doing custodial services. Include overtime, sick leave payouts, time off payouts, medical insurance subsidies, child care subsidies, and whatever else the union has negotiated
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Reply 12 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 2/19/2020 12:23:17 PM (No. 323615)
Leftists will screw you every time.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: andrewsamon 2/19/2020 12:24:55 PM (No. 323620)
The Hypocrisy of the Left is on display again. Pro Union, until it is not convenient for them!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Newtsche 2/19/2020 12:45:26 PM (No. 323648)
Lay down with dogs, get up with fleas.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Strike3 2/19/2020 12:52:37 PM (No. 323652)
Such an unfortunate outcome for a wonderful school of liberal arts and music. /S I foresee more of this happening around the country as parents and students decide that a quarter million dollars of student debt just isn't worth the low paying jobs that they might see with that curriculum. The teens will be forced to steal wine in their own hometowns when the school closes. How does working in the cafeteria tie in with United Auto Workers? The only concern of the union is the loss of dues payments from over a hundred workers.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 2/19/2020 12:52:44 PM (No. 323653)
I would like to see the Federal Gubmint deny student loans to Universities that refuse to pay their court settlements. Actually, I would like to see the feds get out of the student loan business altogether, but pulling back from a few select offenders would demonstrate that denying loans would motivate meaningful change and probably much lower tuition.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: bamboozle 2/19/2020 12:53:29 PM (No. 323654)
Hey, I have an idea for them. Hire Bernie's wife as their administrator. That should work just wonderfully shouldn't it?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Boston Federalist 2/19/2020 12:55:00 PM (No. 323656)
Maybe all the students can transfer to LSU.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Jethro bo 2/19/2020 1:02:28 PM (No. 323663)
Looks like those lawyer bills are adding up and cash has to be found somewhere. On a side note, Oberlin, prior to the War of Northern Aggression, was both co-ed and integrated. Probably the only college in the country at that time to be both co-ed and integrated.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Bazi 2/19/2020 1:07:55 PM (No. 323667)
No worries. Just like that. They can learn to code and farm.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: john56 2/19/2020 1:12:28 PM (No. 323671)
Yep. Laying off those 100 should cover the cost of that new Diversity & Social Justice administrator and (choose preferred pronoun here) staff.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: TLCary 2/19/2020 1:41:42 PM (No. 323694)
Unemployed? They could try to get a job at a local bakery and hope some thug from the college came in and...
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 2/19/2020 1:55:09 PM (No. 323709)
It's beginning to work. People are waking up to the terrible value that Leftist liberal arts colleges provide. They abandoned the true liberal arts decades ago.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: anniebc 2/19/2020 2:03:31 PM (No. 323713)
It's always the little people.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: tom7 2/19/2020 2:17:20 PM (No. 323728)
They should not take it personally - it is just institutional racism.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 2/19/2020 3:24:54 PM (No. 323783)
So THAT'S how Oberlin is going to raise the money to pay Gibson's! All those folks who lost their jobs were in no way responsible for the infantile temper tantrums of the students or the egging on by the communist faculty. Do you need another reason never to vote Democrat? Here it is!
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Reply 27 - Posted by: qr4j 2/19/2020 4:44:24 PM (No. 323841)
This is rich -- literally -- coming from the intelligentsia: Lay off the little guy! But keep the upper crust crusty! The rest of us should pay but not the elites. Typical BS! We must do as they say, not as they do.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: lazlototh 2/19/2020 6:13:04 PM (No. 323900)
How sad they're getting laid off instead of professors and administrators.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: joew9 2/19/2020 7:30:19 PM (No. 323948)
Pay the bakery, then close down.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Norway 2/19/2020 7:48:35 PM (No. 323970)
Hopefully, this Leftist indoctrination center/kindergarten will go bankrupt.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: JimBob 2/19/2020 8:30:08 PM (No. 324000)
TJ54 (#1) My thought EXACTLY!
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Reply 32 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 2/20/2020 5:04:17 PM (No. 324713)
How much does a Professor of African American or Gender Studies make every year! Fully the way! Can’t be fired!
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