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Category Archives: collective bargaining

Major Attack on Public-Employee Unions in Illinois

The recently inaugurated Republican governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, has signed an executive order banning public-employee unions from collecting fair-share contributions from those employees who choose not to belong to … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

“Right to Work” Provides Workers with Many Rights

“Right to work” provides workers on the losing side in a vote to unionize a workplace with the right to decide that the results of that democratic vote do not … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 5 Comments

Speaker Series at Wright State University: 3. Howard Bunsis

The poster for the entire series is available at:  

February 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Salaita Case and the Case for Faculty Unionization

In early August, I came across an op-ed on the Salaita case on the Huffington Post Politics blog, and now that just about everything else has been said about that … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 16 Comments

Speaker Series at Wright State University: 2. John McNay

The poster for the entire series is available at:

January 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

How Did We Get Here?

This is a guest post by Ernst Benjamin, a contributor to the January-February issue of Academe. Benjamin served as AAUP general secretary from 1984 to 1994 and 2006 to 2008. He also has served … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

When Truthful Answers Are So Very Hard to Find

I received this somewhat lengthy item in my e-mail this evening; perhaps financial desperation is making people more amenable to reading the longer pieces that we have been repeatedly warned … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Pie Is Getting Bigger . . . American Workers Helped Bake It . . . But Most of Them Aren’t Getting a Bigger Slice

Remarks By  U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, AFL-CIO National Summit on Raising Wages, Washington, D.C., January 7, 2015 [as prepared for delivery] Good morning brothers and sisters! MaryBe, … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · 3 Comments

Speaker Series at Wright State University: Overview


January 6, 2015 · 5 Comments

Ten Questions for Conference and Chapter Leaders: 1. Ohio Conference

This is the first post in what I hope will be a series, in which conference and chapter leaders comment on the issues that they are trying to address and … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

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