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Category Archives: collective bargaining

The Self-Propagation of the Consultants

In its list of the most influential people in higher education for 2014, the Chronicle of Higher Education includes diverse individuals and just one group, “The Hired Guns: The Consultants.” … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Results of Graduate Students’ Strike at the University of Oregon

The strike by graduate students at the University of Oregon lasted eight days and ended after a 22-hour marathon session with a mediator. Here the highlights of what the Graduate … Continue reading

December 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

University of Oregon Graduate Students Walk Out

The following paragraphs are quoted from an article written by Diane Dietz for the Register-Guard in Eugene, Oregon: “The GTFF [Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation] demanded two weeks of paid medical … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Votes of No Confidence in Minnesota

At this past June’s annual meeting, a chapter leader suggested that AAUP ought to start tracking votes of no confidence—even if not as formally as it tracks its own investigations … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

My Story

Last week, Robin Meade won a ruling by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, overturning a district court decision that had dismissed her lawsuit against Moraine Valley Community College in … Continue reading

November 11, 2014

October Jobs Report: Under the Sunny Headline, Deep Roots of Discontent

The following post was written by Isaiah J. Poole for for the blog of the Campaign for America’s Future [] which has become a driving force behind the New Populist … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Politics Is Both Message and Messaging

The most important paragraph in Isaiah Poole’s piece seems to me to be the following: “Here’s where the tragedy of Tuesday’s election results come into sharp relief. Republicans were more … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 1 Comment


Given yesterday’s election results, here are some observations and recommendations that I would like to offer to the leadership of the Democratic party—locally, statewide, and nationally: 1. Deluging registered Democrats … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Seventh Circuit Protects Part-time Faculty Union Leader, Robin Meade

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is becoming a very pro-faculty, pro-adjunct, pro-academic freedom and anti-Garcetti v. Ceballos court. It continues to reverse or remand upon … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

Keynote Address at the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association Academic Freedom Event: Part 1

Rudy Fichtenbaum, President American Association of University Professors   First I want to thank the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association for inviting me to attend your Academic Freedom Event. I … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

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