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PETITION: Protect USF Staff Member
Petition: Don’t Fire USF Staff Member for Defending University Multicultural Programs.
LISTEN: Higher-Ed Industrial Unionism
A timely and important podcast episode about the power of higher-ed industrial unionism (aka wall-to-wall organizing).
Lacking Collective Bargaining Rights, but Organizing Anyway
“We become a union by acting like one.”
WVU Graduate TAs Demand Higher Wages from the University
Graduate worker members of West Virginia Campus Workers and AFT Academics took public action to demand living wages and an end to graduate student fees at WVU.
LISTEN: Higher Ed Crisis with Dennis Hogan
An excellent and all-too-rare breakdown of the crisis in higher-ed from the perspective of campus workers and students.
A University Ends Its Faculty Senate, and Dissent Could Be Punished
Leaders of West Virginia’s Bluefield State University ended the Faculty Senate, among other changes that drew faculty criticism.
Reflecting on My Time at Solidarity Tulane
It’s a strange time in academia. The few jobs that once were available have evaporated into the mist of the Covid-19 pandemic, instructors are regularly facing threats to their health and well-being, and our work seems ever more disconnected from the endless series of...
ACLU NLRB Comment
AAUP NLRB Comment
Randi Weingarten, AFT President
Evan, Public University
Labor Relations Board, I write to you as a graduate employee at a public university. My role as a worker, as university officials themselves have been willing to recognize, is obvious. I teach classes, I grade papers, I perform research, etc. Moreover, graduate...
Labor Relations Board, I am writing to ask the National Labor Relations Board to uphold the Columbia decision to that protects graduate students' rights as workers under federal law, and not to overturn these protections through a new rule. I am a graduate...
Labor Relations Board, I am a PhD Candidate in French Studies at Brown University. As is the case in many "language" departments at Brown and throughout the country, grads in my department generally teach language classes. Though called "Teaching Assistants,"...
Labor Relations Board, I am a graduate worker at Northwestern University, the co-chair of Northwestern University Graduate Workers, and I have been a teaching assistant for the last four years. The teaching, grading, and mentoring I do is invaluable to my...
Labor Relations Board, As a PhD candidate in German at Princeton University and a member of the AFT Academics graduate workers union, I would like to object to the NLRB's proposed rule changes on graduate student labor organizing. Despite any claims that we do...
Labor Relations Board, I am a PhD candidate at Georgetown University in Philosophy. For all but a single semester of my 7.5 years at Georgetown, I have worked as a Teaching Assistant or Teaching Associate. As a Teaching Assistant, I led discussion sections,...