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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…

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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…

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Some Good Labor News

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH This item is from Politico’s Morning Transportation newsletter for August 15: “UNITED FLIGHT ATTENDANTS NAB NEW UNION DEAL: The flight attendants of United Airlines jet off to work today with a freshly ratified union contract after turning out in droves last week to vote for solidifying the agreement. More than 90 percent…

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Chicago Teachers Warn of Strike

POSTED BY HANK REICHMAN The following is a partial transcript of Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis’ remarks at a news conference yesterday in response to the new Chicago Public Schools budget: I am Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union. I am joined by fellow officers, Vice President Jesse Sharkey and Financial Secretary…

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Demand and Compromise at CUNY

BY HENRY REICHMAN Last month the Professional Staff Congress, a joint AAUP-AFT union representing faculty and staff at the City University of New York (CUNY), reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with the CUNY administration after working six long years without a contract.  The union’s executive committee and delegate assembly have voted overwhelmingly in support…

The Best of the Shoreline winner Chips III in Clinton for Friendliest Neighborhood Bar and Best Place to Watch the World Series. Photo by Mara Lavitt/New Haven Register

10/19/11

“Thucydides” on “Right to Work”

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH This “over the transom” piece is from a colleague who has chosen the pseudonym “Thucydides.” It owes a considerable debt—is in many respects an homage–to the legendary Chicago newspaper columnist Mike Royko. _________________________ Moose McGillicuddy had just opened his tavern on a quiet weekday morning, wanting to do some cleaning before…

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CCSF Faculty Reach Tentative Agreement

BY HANK REICHMAN For the past three years I have been posting about the ongoing issues regarding accreditation at the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) and the subsequent disaffection of virtually all of California’s community colleges with their current accreditor, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).  This past spring attention focused…

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Union Busting Is Still an Ugly Business

  Writing for University Business, Nick Kalm and Courtney Harper advise universities on how “Strong Messages Can Defuse Campus Unionizing Campaigns.” The authors’ bio note indicates that “Nick Kalm is president and Courtney Harper is senior vice president at Reputation Partners, a communications consultancy that specializes in labor communications for universities and other organizations.” The…