APSCUF

APSCUF Contract Impasse Continues

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Writing for the Reading Eagle, David Mekeel reports that Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF), the union representing the faculty of the 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), has made little progress in its continuing efforts to negotiate a new contract. The previous…

Quotation of the Day

Quotation of the Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH “So [Trump’s] announcing, ‘Hey, I’ve got my own internal polling showing I’m ahead in Ohio by seven points; showing I’m ahead in Pennsylvania by about 10 points; showing I’m ahead in Florida in some internal polls by 15.’ And these are real random polls, showing in some polls Trump is three…

Vox

Vox’s Links to Stories on Today’s NLRB Ruling

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH What follows is taken from Vox’s daily newsletter Sentences: “Student Union” Gets a Whole New Meaning –The National Labor Relations Board ruled on Tuesday that graduate students at private universities have the right to form unions and bargain collectively. [Vox / Libby Nelson] –The decision doesn’t affect grad students at public universities. Those…

Trump--I'm the King of Debt

Owing Money and Owing Favors

BY MARTIN KICH The New York Times has reported that “companies belonging to Donald Trump have at least $650 million in debt, more than twice the amount shown in public filings made by his presidential campaign”: “The paper employed a property information firm to search publicly available data on more than 30 US properties connected…

Quotation of the Day

Quotation of the Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH “Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist  and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart—you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as…