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Officials At Catholic College Claim A Union For Adjuncts Would Be A Sin

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by Joshua Zelesnick Confronted with a strong majority of adjunct faculty demanding union representation, the administration at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh is claiming the school’s faith should make it exempt from unionization. The Catholic university argues that a Labor Board election would be impermissible government intervention in a religious institution. Its claims echo the fight […]

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FOIAed Police Reports Show Washington Union Leader Impeded Police Investigation of Theft of Union Funds

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by P.D. Lesko At Green River Community College, located in a suburb of Seattle, Washington, adjuncts (303) make up the majority of the 443 faculty who teach at the two-year college. Between 2004-2010, an adjunct faculty member headed the Green River Community College United Faculty, a joint AFT-NEA local—the only joint AFT-NEA local in the […]

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AFT Washington Affiliate Tries to Block Release of Public Documents Relating to Union Leader’s Embezzlement of Funds

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by P.D. Lesko Ideally, union leaders help and protect members to the extent allowed by the contract negotiated between the union and the employer. At Green River Community College there have been allegations made that the game is being played differently. GRCC is located in Auburn, Washington, a suburb of Seattle with a population of […]

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Adjunct Think Tank Plays the “Report” Card With Mixed Results

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by P.D. Lesko Reports on the status of higher education are like an opiate for the educated masses who comb through such data. The year-old Center for the Future of Higher Education is described as a “virtual think tank.” In other words, no office, no staff, just people who shoot emails back and forth and, […]

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OPSEU Contract Gives Canadian PTers More Job Security

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Ontario’s colleges have reached a tentative agreement with 10,000 faculty members that includes a two-year pay freeze. The faculty members had been prepared to take a strike vote on September 6th, Ontario Public Service Employees Union president Warren “Smokey” Thomas said. The two-year deal will freeze faculty salaries and leave benefits untouched, essentially maintaining the status […]

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