Who knew law professors were such an ungrateful, superstitious lot who can’t have a laugh?
A group of law professors at a Cleveland college are pursuing legal action against their school’s administration for choosing a symbolic way of calling the faculty members “Satan,” the Wall Street Journal reported.
The complaining professors received a pay raise of $666, a figure in the Christian faith known as the Devil’s number. The raise came from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s (CMCL), a chapter of Cleveland State University, Dean, Craig M. Boise.
The school’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors has decided to file an unfair labor practice charge with Ohio’s State Employment Relations Board (SERB) in August. According to the complaint, six people received the merit raise and two did not receive one at all.
The complaint also alleged that the dean used the satanic raise figure as a method of retaliation against the professors who led the faculty unionization when they created their collective bargaining group.
“The 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 school said in a statement. “The $666 merit award was the result of mathematical division, not anti-union animus.”
They’re complaining about getting a raise? Hey, CMCL, if you want, you can just spend those additional $666 in monthly donations to us. The Paypal button is in the sidebar to the right! We’re not superstitious!
Tip: David O’Hare