Universities don't cut your nominal pay. They just raise the cost of health insurance.
Common practice. Recent supermarket and hotel strikes in California were about this issue.
But, remember, as the Beltway Boys said, there isn’t a health care problem in the U.S.
Out here in the private practice of law, clients do cut our nominal pay (sometimes by going into bankruptcy, sometiems by hiring a competitor), but somehow our cost of health insurance goes up anyway.
According to a story on the local TV news last night, the city of New Orleans just did the same thing to the police department, already one of the most underpaid in the south.
Welcome to the real world.
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