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Category Archives: unions

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 · 3 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

AAUP Response to “Open Letter to Barbara Bowen”

Yesterday a guest blogger posted to this site an “Open Letter to Professional Staff Congress (CUNY) President Barbara Bowen.”  The leadership of the AAUP has authorized the posting of the … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · 18 Comments

Open Letter to Professional Staff Congress (CUNY) President Barbara Bowen

Sean Kennedy is a doctoral student at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The PSC is in the midst of negotiating a new contract with CUNY. … Continue reading

July 6, 2014 · 9 Comments

Eighty Years Ago Today San Francisco Workers Fought Police and Began a Successful General Strike: What it Might Mean for Us Today

While enjoying my coffee this morning I caught up on the latest Academe blog posts by Aaron and Marty on the important and continuing theme of the exploitation of adjunct … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

John McNay, the President of the Ohio Conference, Recently Gave the Keynote at the Montana AFL-CIO’s Annual Meeting

John’s keynote was covered in the following two articles by Renata Birkenbuel published in the Montana Standard, and they are reprinted here with the permission of that newspaper [http://mtstandard.com/]. This … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Statements by Thomas E. Perez and Arne Duncan on Harris v Quinn

Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor: “Home care workers do heroic work, providing high-quality, compassionate care that allows seniors and people with disabilities to live at home with independence and … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

California State Auditor Slams ACCJC

As the one-year anniversary of the decision by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) to revoke the accreditation of City College of San Francisco (CCSF) approaches, the … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · 1 Comment
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