Goddard College staff union votes for strike authorization, no confidence in President Hocoy
Vermont Business Magazine A week ago, a super majority of Goddard College staff unanimously took a vote of no confidence in President Dan Hocoy’s leadership and a separate vote to authorize a strike. Staff from across the campus – from kitchen workers to financial advisors – participated in person and via Zoom to take part in this historic vote. At issue is the very mission of Goddard College, which is to enable “imaginative and responsible action in the world.” Faculty have included visionaries such as Murray Bookchin, who advocated for systems that were non-hierarchical and democratically controlled by all stakeholders. The College was founded in the 1930s to explicitly fight fascism and authoritarianism.