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Category Archives: collective bargaining

Is the Exploitation of Education Coming to an End?

In The New York Times today is an article, “For-Profit Colleges Accused of Fraud Still Receive U.S. Funds.” Exploitation of the failed student loan programs (failed, that is, in terms … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

I Won!

By Robin Meade I won! On September 17, the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board (IELRB) made its final ruling in my case against Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC). It all started in … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · 13 Comments

Putting the Compensation of the Leaders of National Unions in a Meaningful Context

  The Taxable Compensation of the Presidents of the Largest Unions in the U.S.:   In February 2014, the National Review published an article by Jim Geraghty titled “America’s Richest … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Democratic Scott Walker?

Last week I posted an item reporting on the bargaining efforts of two AAUP/AAUP-CBC affiliated faculty unions, the California Faculty Association (CFA) in the California State University system and the … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 11 Comments

Union Membership Boosts Children’s Advancement

The following was reported last month in The New York Times: It is well established that unions provide benefits to workers — that they raise wages for their members (and … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

CFA and PSC Fighting for Faculty

Two AAUP/AAUP-CBC affiliates — the California Faculty Association (CFA), which represents over 23,000 faculty members in the 23-campus California State University (CSU), and the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), which represents … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Professionalism and Unionism: Academic Freedom, Collective Bargaining, and the American Association of University Professors

Not too long ago I was on a panel about academic freedom at the University of California, Davis, with Robert Post, Dean of Yale Law School, former AAUP General Counsel … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Outrageous moves to foster runaway salaries for administrators

Michael Behrent, the president of the Appalachian State University chapter of the AAUP, and John Steen, Program Coordinator of Scholars for North Carolina’s Future (with contribution from Jim Carmichael, professor at UNC … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Updates on Two Legal Cases with Relevance to Higher Education

First, the Chronicle of Higher Education has provided this update on former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannion’s suit to receive some of the revenue generated from the sale of products … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Walker in Reverse: Right-to-Work for Just the Private Sector to Be Introduced in Ohio House

  Ohio State Rep. Tom Brinkman has announced that he is planning on introducing a bill that will ban “closed shops” and forbid unions from charging “fair-share fees” to non-union … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · 1 Comment



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