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Category Archives: unions

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 · 2 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 []. 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

More from the AFT on the Situation at CCSF: The ACCJC is the Issue

Less than an hour after uploading my post earlier today entitled AFT 2121 on the Situation at CCSF, I received via Twitter the following press release from the California Federation … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Law Professor Grades the Vergara Decision: It Gets a B-

It should be crystal clear from my two previous posts (here and here)  on the topic that not only do I oppose the recent California Superior Court decision in Vergara … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

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