Law Dean’s $666 Faculty Pay Raise “In Effect” Called Professors Satan, Complaint Alleges

Paul Caron has the scoop:

The AAUP Chapter at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has filed an unfair labor practice charge with the State of Ohio alleging that the law school retaliated against certain faculty in the award of merit raises in 2013 and 2014 because of their union activities. Faculty were placed in four merit raise bands — $5,000, $3,000, $666, and $0 — based on scholarship and scholarly influence (40%), teaching as measured by student evaluations (40%), and service (20%). The complaint alleges that eight AAUP organizers received raises of $0 or $666, despite “exemplary scholarship and teaching scores.” The complaint charges that the $666 raise in effect calls “AAUP’s organizers and AAUP Satan.”

The University has denied the allegation that the $666 dollar amount was intended to call anyone Satan, describing the dollar amount as “the result of mathematical division, not anti-union animus.”

The written charge is here.