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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), … 651 more words

Collective Bargaining

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 euphemistic tone of the phrase “labor communications” is indicative of the tone consistently maintained throughout most of the article and, seemingly, of the tone that they are recommending that institutions take. 539 more words

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COCAL Updates

COCAL is the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor, a nearly 20 year old network of contingent activists and their organizations that does a conference (now tri-national – USA, CAN (including QBC) , and  MEX) every other year, usually in August. 1,487 more words

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A Case for Adjunct Faculty to Organise at Catholic Universities

BY PETER N. KIRSTEIN

I realise this post may not endear me to the leadership of my university, but I will approach this with the knowledge it appears on an A.A.U.P. 554 more words

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Douglas Antola Crowe and the Exploitation of Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty

BY PETER N. KIRSTEIN

The Bradley University AAUP chapter contacted the Illinois Conference Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure on behalf of Professor Douglas Antola Crowe. 1,968 more words

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COCAL Updates

COCAL is the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor, a nearly 20 year old network of contingent activists and their organizations that does a conference (now tri-national – USA, CAN (including QBC) , and  MEX) every other year, usually in August. 1,536 more words

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"Where workers strike and organize/Says he, You'll find Joe Hill"

BY AARON BARLOW

When George  W. Bush’s disastrous Iraq war was beginning, I attended an antiwar march in New York City. It depressed me, thoroughly;  I saw immediately that this crowd was never going to have an impact on American opinion or policy. 1,320 more words

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