The University of Maine System went through funding decreases and layoffs in the
The University of Maine System went through funding decreases and layoffs in the 1990s, and from 1992-1995, non-faculty employees worked without a contract and received no raises or cost-of-living increases. Chancellor Terrence MacTaggart is appealing for an additional $40 million from the Legislature's Appropriations Committee, some $2 million of which would be used to allow the university to increase its pay levels to parity with state employees, over a two-year contract period. Employee health insurance costs have increased by 35 percent, and state employees received a 9 percent raise in the wake of a similar increase in their premiums. University employees are waiting the outcome in the Legislature before settling their contract negotiations.
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Haskell, Meg, "The University of Maine System went through funding decreases and layoffs in the" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4110.