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Category Archives: collective bargaining

On This Labor Day

  Here are two items related to Labor Day that I thought might be of interest. The first article is from Diane Ravitch’s blog and titled “Labor Day 2014.” Here … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

More Self-Sponsored and Self-Serving Far-Right Scholarly Research

Richard Vedder, an emeritus economist at Ohio University, has recently released another study showing the benefits of “right to work” legislation. In a newspaper interview, he has predicted that Ohio … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mills College, a Selectively Progressive Institution

The Oakland College Has Been Very Progressive on the Rights of Transgender Students but Not on Collective-Bargaining Rights or Adjunct-Faculty Rights   In a very recent post, I commented on … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

California Appeals Vergara Anti-Tenure Ruling

California Governor Gerry Brown has appealed a state judge’s horrendous ruling that threw out teacher job protection laws on the ground that they deprived students of their constitutional rights.  In … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Inequality: A Broad Middle Class Requires Empowering Workers

This post was written by Robert Borsage for the blog of the Campaign for America’s Future [http://ourfuture.org/] which has become a driving force behind the New Populist Movement. The group’s … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

One Faculty, One Struggle

I don’t know anything about Lakeland Community College in Ohio, much less about the issues that may be provoking faculty there to go on strike (but I can guess they … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

Mixed Results in Organizing Adjunct Faculty at Private Universities in Minnesota

SEIU has been pursuing a regional strategy to organize adjunct faculty in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. The campaign is called Adjunct Action. Thus far, the results have been mixed. … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Doubling Down on the Exploitation of Adjunct Faculty

In an article titled “Outsourced in Michigan” written for Inside Higher Ed, Colleen Flaherty chronicles the movement among Michigan’s community colleges to outsource the hiring of adjunct faculty and the … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 5 Comments

Our Internal and Public Messaging about Administrative Bloat

Bonuses, both for performance and longevity, have become commonplace for higher-ed administrators at both public and private institutions. Indeed, these bonuses have become so commonplace that they now generally go … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

Hundreds of University of Illinois Educators Form Union

The following is the text of a press release issued this morning and posted on the AAUP’s web site: For Immediate Release July 9, 2014 Contacts: Howard Bunsis, chair AAUP-CBC … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 1 Comment
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