Posts Tagged ‘UW Unions’

March 11th, 2018 - 12:07 am § in Misc.

Universities and Unions

YALE GRADUATE TEACHERS UNION PRESSES ON WITH STRUGGLE FOR NEGOTIATED CONTRACT Yale University graduate teachers unionized in February but are being stonewalled by an administration that refuses to negotiate with them.[...]

November 15th, 2017 - 12:47 pm § in Misc.

Being Unemployed While Academic in Sweden

Things are different in Sweden but even with good unemployment benefits and i a union to help employment its better if you belong to an a-kassa? A-kassa is voluntary unemployment insurance. Probably not. If pay that monthly fee for the security it gives you, here is what a Swediah a-kassa (an u[...]

February 2nd, 2017 - 5:44 am § in Misc., The Ave Scene

Why Public Unions Are Bad … Seattle’s Cops and Trump’s Feds

Meanwhile at the federal level: President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress are drawing up plans to take on the government bureaucracy they have long railed against, by eroding job protections and grinding down benefits that federal workers have received for a generation. Hir[...]

September 29th, 2016 - 10:51 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

The UW Argues About A Union

A dialog from from AAUP listserv GAUTHAM P. REDDY to Faculty Amy, Congratulations on undertaking this fascinating and innovative study that demonstrates the benefit that unions have provided (and likely will continue to provide) for working people in our nation. It is unfortunate that union members[...]

April 21st, 2016 - 10:26 am § in Misc., UW

UW abolishes shared governance

Dear UW faculty colleagues, The following message has been approved by the AAUP executive board for distribution to faculty. UW President Ana Mari Cauce circulated an email to faculty, staff and students (14th April) stating the current interim Provost Baldasty has performed in his role for the last[...]

April 16th, 2016 - 1:46 am § in Misc., UW

Ending Tenure at the “other UW”

The University of Wisconsin was once a great University, a world leader, competitive with the best of the ivies  because of its ability to attract world class faculty.  That era is passing. Critical to the success of American Universities has been the principle of tenure.  Tenure, as it is practi[...]

March 3rd, 2016 - 9:19 am § in Misc.

When Unions Cease Being (d)emocratic

 Paul Burstein, AAUP LISTSERV A bit on research about democracy in unions: In 1956, the sociologists Seymour Martin Lipset, Martin Trow, and James S. Coleman published a book entitled Union Democracy, long considered a classic.  It began by describing how rare it was for unions to remain internall[...]

February 25th, 2016 - 11:25 am § in Misc.

UW Food Fight

So, at long last, our AAUP listserv has been abused to post public shaming dossiers on individual faculty members, complete with insinuations about their politics and characters and paranoid speculations about hidden agendas.  Dr. Kaiyala’s contemptible post transports us back to a dark peri[...]

February 17th, 2016 - 10:10 am § in Misc., UW

Are “agency fees” not political?

 Roberta Gold, AAUP UW Sudhir’s view jibes with everything I’ve read: SCOTUS mavens think Scalia’s death will create a hung Court in Friedrichs, which will, in turn, leave in place the 9th Circuit’s union-friendly decision. Further, the issue in Friedrichs is agency fees for[...]

February 17th, 2016 - 9:32 am § in Misc.

(Seattle) Vast Far-Left-Wing Conspiracy to Control UW Unmasked

The AAUP  listserv is beginning to sound more than a bit like a Republican Presidential debate. While one side brings up the issues of politicization of the UW by SEIU, the other  in a not so naive way, proclaims that is is shocked at claims that the SEIU and SEIU/UW have  been associated with c[...]