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February 16th, 2016 - 9:41 am § in Misc.

What Will Become of Public-Sector Unions Now?

Post Scalia Before Scalia Who Succeeds Scalia?[...]

February 15th, 2016 - 11:55 am § in Misc.

Why UW Profs Opposes SEIU: Hint .. this has nothing to do with solving the problems faced by underpaid contingent faculty!

KARL KAIYALA Leadership in the unions involved in the BDS push are dominated by far-left activists who often if not inevitably exploit social issues as organizing tools.  Accordingly, the views of the rank and file are often subbordinate to, or even inconsequential to, the motives of leadership. Th[...]

February 9th, 2016 - 9:47 am § in Misc.

The SEIU Debate Is Bitter

James Tweedle from AAUP listserv There is so much confusion in Sarah Stroup’s latest treatise that it would be impossible to respond to all of it. A few points will have to suffice. First, she agrees that The Seattle Times opinion piece by Ed Lazowska and Paul Hopkins is marked by what she calls a[...]

February 8th, 2016 - 9:12 am § in Misc.

Is Bernie Sanders a Hypocrite?

More super PAC money has been spent in express support of Sen. Bernie Sanders than for either of his Democratic rivals, including Hillary Clinton, according to Federal Election Commission records. National Nurses United Move ON Communications Workers of America Postal Workers Union. Read more on DAI[...]

February 3rd, 2016 - 1:40 am § in Misc.

What SEIU Purchased in Seattle: Sawant Gives the Socialist Alternative Response to the State of the Union

“If you are electrified by Bernie’s message, you should not support Hillary if Bernie loses the primary. Endorsing Hillary would be a surefire way to demoralize, demobilize, and wreck the movement building up behind Bernie. I would instead urge Sanders to continue running as an independent a[...]

January 31st, 2016 - 5:48 pm § in Misc., UW

UPDATE 2: UW UNION: Push Polling and Censorship

UPDATE: After I sent out an email from TA, I learned that the SEIU has admitted that it was the “UW Faculty.  This raises additional issues .. see below: My original post  Jan 27, 2016 @ 17:48 Who is “The UW Faculty” and how are they surveying the UW faculty?  A previous post on THE Av[...]

January 26th, 2016 - 5:48 pm § in The Ave Scene, UW

UW UNION: Push Polling

 Who is “The UW Faculty” and how are they surveying the UW faculty?  (updated*) “Uwfaculty at survey.com Surveynetwork.com” just sent a poorly written survey to UW faculty. The survey seemed to be written by the kind of group that sends out surveys promoting a political ca[...]

January 11th, 2016 - 1:50 am § in Misc., UW

Will SCOTUS DESTROY SEIU/UW?

A major argument against SEIU at UW is that the union’s role in politics is in conflict with the faculty’s mandate and long history of being apolitical. The US Supreme Court may change that argument.  The Court’s decision could affect us in three ways: Dues structure:  Of the [...]

December 20th, 2015 - 12:29 am § in Misc.

UW Faculty Leaders Oppose SEIU

Opinion in Seattle Times:  Unionization is like throwing sand in the gears of what is, by any measure, an institution that performs at an extraordinarily high level. Paul B. Hopkins   Ed Lazowska Opinion in The Seattle Times THE Service Employees International Union has launched a campaign to uni[...]

December 1st, 2015 - 10:55 am § in Misc.

Crosscut Wades Into The UW Union Issue

Sadly an article written by an intern in Crosscut fails to discuss the issues with the proposed UW faculty union. The issue deserved a LOT more insight.  The article is right about one thing.  The UW pays its non contract faculty abysmal wages to provide entry level courses.  Annual salaries can[...]