Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Cleveland State Law Profs File Unfair Labor Practice Charge: 'Satanic' $666 Merit Pay Raise Was Retaliation for Union Activities

Cleveland Marshall LogoThe 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." In a memo distributed to the central administration and copied to the entire faculty, one of the eight AAUP organizers alleges that:

[The $666 figure] is a universally understood symbol of the Antichrist or Devil -- one of our culture's most violent religious images. Implicitly, but unmistakably and obviously intentionally, [the Dean] used his powers to set faculty salaries as an occasion to brand his perceived opponents as the Antichrist.

In its response to the unfair labor practice charge , the university argues:

[T]he Charging Party cannot point to a single directive, or even a reference, from the Dean to a "666" or satanic merit pay amount for certain allegedly union-active faculty members. The $666 merit award was the result of mathematical division, not anti-union animus.


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Everyone needs to understand this is one nut leading a few upset, fearful colleagues down crazy lane with the support of a union-funded lawyer happy to take the billable hours. The rest of the professors are mortified.

Posted by: AnonIN | Nov 2, 2013 8:49:27 AM

There is something deliciously ironic about complaints about satanic behavior from the professional class that probably contains the highest % of atheists in the country.

Posted by: Cromulent | Oct 31, 2013 3:58:08 PM


It is getting harder to determine the good from the bad. This man-made "666" is as such, for the Holy Scriptures at Revelation 12:7, a war in Heaven between Michael and his angels and Satan and his angels. Revelation 12:9, the Great Dragon was cast out, that Old Serpent (Satan). 1 John 3:8, Sin is of the Devil, John 8:44, Ye are your Father (Devil-Sinners), Revelation 20: 7-15, 21-8, the Final Judgment, GOD hath prepared for the Devil and his Angels and all the wicked who serve, for All whose names are not found in the Book of Life shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, burning with brimstone, which is the second death, Satan will be cast in first. As I understand the Holy Scriptures; sin and sinners are the Devil/Satan and signs of such and if we follow the man-made 666 it shall be outside of the Holy Scriptures to which we would have sin and sin is the sign of the Devil/Satan that Old Dragon and the judgment for sin is death.

J. Emerson Garrison

Posted by: J. Emerson Garrison | Oct 31, 2013 6:11:31 AM

Gelman and Wilson are definitely getting railroaded. Those two are solid professors that are being targeted by the dean.

Posted by: Gelman's #1 Fan | Oct 29, 2013 6:51:21 PM

I like how they feel the need to explain to the judge who the devil is and why it might be offensive to be called a devil.

Posted by: Jimbo | Oct 29, 2013 10:24:24 AM