Last Friday, we added an absolutely wonderful podcast interview with Smokey Thomas, President of OPSEU. In the 20 minute interview, Thomas talks at length about the union’s drive to organize all of the part-time faculty in Ontario, Canada. It is an unprecedented effort to organize sessional and part-time faculty, and a drive unequalled by any of the education unions in the United States. Smokey Thomas’s union has spent close to $3 million dollars (Canadian) on the campaign thus far, and he expects to organize all of Ontario’s 14,000 part-time and sessional faculty members.
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I hope you enjoy the interview.