Yesterday John Govsky, long-time activist at Cabrillo College, wrote to Joe to say: Hi Joe, I just want to show you a resolution that I wrote. Today it has been approved by the CFT Part-Time Faculty Committee, and also by the CFT Higher Ed Issues Committee, so it will now go to the CFT StateContinue reading “Inside/Outside Strategy: the CFT PTFC and Higher Ed Issues Committee Resolution on the Two-Tier System”
This is just a paste-in of an announcement of the Higher Ed Labor United summit coming up at the end of this month. Prep for this summit is going on very fast with a group of young activists from all over the country. It’s pretty exciting. Please click through on this and sign up, andContinue reading “HELU: Higher Education Labor United”
In fall 2021 two unions representing contingent (adjunct, non-tenure line, grad worker) faculty faced down two of the most prestigious universities in the world by mounting a credible strike threat. Both the Graduate Student Employees at Harvard, represented by the United Automobile Workers (HGSU-UAW), and the Lecturers in the 9-campus University of California system, represented byContinue reading “Harvard and Berkeley: Two contingent faculty workforces, two strike threats”
In case this is the first time someone lands on this blog, which I have been slow in getting up: Last year about this time, Joe Berry and I sent in the ms for our book, Power Despite Precarity: Strategies for the Contingent Faculty Movement in Higher Education. It came out from Pluto last AugustContinue reading “The Handoff”
Today (January 27) a NYTimes article by Taylor Johnston was headlined: “The Labor Movement is Popular, Prominent, and Also Shrinking.” This was followed by the standard pablum of graphs of union membership that you can get from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Union membership is not the labor movement, any more than high heeled pumpsContinue reading “Bad Headlines”
Lots going on. I am figuring out this blog thing with the help of TheWebsiteCoach so I will add more soon.
December 2021. Stuff is pretty quiet at the moment.