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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. 1,113 more words

Contingent Faculty Appointments

A few words for American soccer reporters to think about

I’d love it if every MLS reporter, (hell, every sportswriter everywhere) would read this piece by National Journal’s Ron Fournier about White House correspondents trying to claw their job back from increasing restrictions by the Obama administration. 633 more words

American Soccer

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 management of related “payroll duties” to a corporation called EDUStaff. 793 more words

Faculty

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 unnoticed and unquestioned. 1,714 more words

Faculty

Public service bargaining: a bruising battle lies ahead

It will be a round of bargaining like no other.

In 1967, Lester Pearson gave public servants collective bargaining rights that allowed unions to choose whether to settle contract disputes by arbitration or, if necessary, by strike. 2,326 more words

National

"Right-to-work" ordinance makes union membership optional

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – As Fort Wayne city council approved a new three-year contract for firefighters Tuesday night, it also approved an amendment to the collective bargaining ordinance that would make union membership optional for employees. 786 more words

Local

Reality check by Lions' Benevides: 'We suck'

It’s back to square one for the Lions, and for LS Jordan Matechuk (51) that means hauling around a lead weight to improve his strength under the supervision of special teams coordinator Chuck McMann Tuesday (PNG). 443 more words

The Fifth Quarter