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Category Archives: unions

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:  http://academeblog.org/2015/01/06/speaker-series-at-wright-state-university-overview/  

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:  http://academeblog.org/2015/01/06/speaker-series-at-wright-state-university-overview/

January 22, 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

NLRB Ruling on the Efforts of the Adjunct and Full-Time Contingent Faculty at Pacific Lutheran University to Organize a Collective Bargaining Unit

Pacific Lutheran University argued that SEIU should be prevented from organizing a collective bargaining unit for adjunct faculty at the institution for two reasons: the faculty promote the religious mission … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · 3 Comments
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