To the Editor:
As Yale faculty, we write to express our concern with respect to the current strike. While we will, of course, make every effort to meet our obligations towards fulfillment of the University’s educational mission during the strike, we believe that we can only meet these obligations fully if the strike is resolved as soon as possible.
As a means to this end, we strongly urge the administration to consider binding arbitration.
While we share the concern that a settlement imposed by a neutral third party might not be optimal, it is far preferable to the dislocation that is now occurring daily.
Jean-Christophe Agnew, Nigel Alderman, Ala Alryyes, Elizabeth Alexander, Dudley Andrew, Arjun Appadurai, Wes Avram, Jennifer Bair, Jennifer Baszile, Seyla Benhabib, Victor Bers, Kim Blankenship, Susanna Braund, Carol Breckenridge, Martin Bresnick, Peter Brooks, Alicia Schmidt Camacho, Hazel Carby, Carol Carpenter, Benjamin Cashore, Geetanjali Singh Chanda, Jose Antonio Cheibub, David Clampitt, Katerina Clark, Kamari Clarke, Vilashini Cooppan, Harlon L. Dalton, Deborah Davis, Michael Denning, Loretta Di Pietro, John Demos, William Deresiewicz, Wai Chee Dimock, Michael Dove, Eric Drott, Joel Dubin, Greg Dubinsky, Robert Dubrow, John Mack Faragher, Seth Fein, Rochelle Feinstein, Michael Friedmann, Ilana Gershon, Jack Gillette, Paul Gilroy, David Graeber, Dimitri Gutas, John Halle, Robert Harrison, Kari Hartwig, Dolores Hayden, Robert Heimer, Chris Hegedus, Harald Helfgott, Christopher Hill, Jonathan Holloway, Margaret Homans, Cynthia Horan, Guillermo Irizarry, Matthew Jacobson, Natalie Jeremijenko, Serene Jones, David Joselit, Gilbert Joseph, David Kelsey, Kaveh Khoshnood, Sharon Kinsella, Jennifer Klein, Karl Kronebusch, Sam Lee, Kristen Leslie, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Mary Lui, Patrick McCreless, John MacKay, Peter Marris, Enrique Mayer, Kathleen McAfee, John Merriman, Erika Munk, Charles Musser, Kristina Muxfeldt, Alondra Nelson, Michael Nelson, Thomas Ogletree, Naomi Pabst, Patricia Pessar, Stephen Pitti, Mazin B. Qumsiyeh, Mridu Rai, Chris Rhomberg, John Roemer, Naomi Rogers, Letty Russell, Sandra Sanneh, Lidia Santos, Mark Schlesinger, James Scott, Andrew Schrank, Rachel Sherman, Frank Snowden, Nina Stachenfeld, Neta Stahl, Steven Stoll, Diana Swancutt, Sylvia Tesh, Michael Veal, Immanuel Wallerstein, Vron Ware, David Watts, Susan Weiner, Harvey Weiss, Bruce E. Wexler, Laura Wexler, Jay Winter, Stephen Wizner, Eric Worby, Keith Wrightson, Charles Yang, Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan
September 13, 2003