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NLRB Orders East-West U. to Stop Denying Work to Union Organizer

NLRB Orders East-West U. to Stop Denying Work to Union Organizer | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Filed under: Academic Labor.

 

MORE POSTS ABOUT. Academic Labor ... Duquesne U. Adjuncts Vote to Unionize · California Legislation Would Allow Research Assistants to Unionize · view all Academic Labor posts ...

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A victoruy for New Faculty Majority Board member Curtis Keyes: *if* EW complies. To date their track record in this area (compliance) leaves a lot to be desired, from CHE http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/nlrb-orders-east-west-u-to-stop-denying-work-to-union-organizer/53401 ;

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New Faculty Majority Welcomes You!

New Faculty Majority Welcomes You! | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
New Faculty Majority: The National Coalition for Adjunct & Contingent Equity (Do you know about the New Faculty Majority? NFM works on all issues related to contingent faculty. Check it out!
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Introduction to NFM Action Plan

Introduction to NFM Action Plan | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
This site is maintained by the New Faculty Majority Foundation in order to promote dialogue about the general framework it has proposed to guide reform of faculty employment practices in higher e...
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Ghost at Westchester Community College

Ghost at Westchester Community College | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

The New Faculty Majority: Many adjuncts wearing little ghost logos: check out our adjunct rep's hand-around and ghost. Thank you, Diane!

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Remind you of something?

Remind you of something? | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

Introducing the SignOn petition protesting Applebee's decision to cut worker hours in order to duck Obamacare, New Faculty Majority Coalition writes

 

Remind you of something? #CCAC, YoungstownU & Snakes in a Loophole. Sign the petition. Send a message. Share. 


Tell Applebee's: Do NOT cut workers' hours to avoid ObamaCare

http://signon.org/sign/tell-papa-johns-apple?source=mo&id=58968-2964220-XfHLvsx


We'll be adding this to the Petition Junction page & reposting here at intervals, with updates on ongoing campaigns. That's the new petition system: 1st post or radical reminder/update will be a stand alone post. Reminders will cover multiple petitions. That way we can give them more equal attention and avoid cluttering the page. 

You can introduce a petition by posting it yourself, like PSC/CUNY did, or even, within reason, give it a boost in the same way. Maybe someone will create and maintain an ad_con petition page. 

Any questions?

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Crowdsourcing a Compilation of Adjunct Working Conditions

Crowdsourcing a Compilation of Adjunct Working Conditions | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

Don't skip clicking the link to the Google Doc at http://is.gd/nSRVbk. Add your information. It's important. Read the post alread and added information? That's nice. Now revisit the post. scroll down and catch up on all the comments posted since then. It's as busy as any comment section on IHE or the Chronicle ~ minus trolls too.  Then revisit the crowdsourcing doc and read the comments there too.

 

Josh Boldt's post on his blog, Copy & Paste, http://copy--paste.com and the accompanying crowdsourcing GoogleDoc are, if not going viral, then well on the way, ~ at least in the adjunctiverse corner of academentia. Both gather more viewers and comments by the day Now, with international interest and a recent hat tip in major academic media, the gates of the adjunct information ghetto are opening. There is surely more to come too: adunct interest in crowdsourcing is growing.

 

Josh opens, "Yesterday, Michael Bérubé, president of the Modern Language Association and newfound hero of contingent faculty everywhere, published the essay "Among the Majority" on the MLA web, http://www.mla.org/fromthepres, ... "

 

Taking Bérubé's comments on adjunct pay inequity (so well known by us but too often brushed off  by administration, tenured faculty and the general public), Josh proposes and initiates action: crowdsouce to collect information about pay and working conditions to share and make public ~ throw open the windows and let the sun shine in. He explains, 

 

"In order to begin this process, I’ve created a Google Doc to crowdsource information from adjuncts about the conditions at their respective universities. Things like course pay, benefits, retirement, and contracts. Let’s combine forces and establish which schools are doing good work, and which are doing bad. Fill in as much information as you feel comfortable doing, and be sure to tweet this document and share it via Facebook, email, listserv, or anywhere else you can think of."

 

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Campus Equity Week 2011: Oct 24-28: About #FEW & Resource Links

Campus Equity Week 2011: Oct 24-28: About #FEW & Resource Links | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

...to images, handouts, buttons, posters (like this on: IF I WANTED TO WORK IN A SWEATSHOP, I WOULD HAVE USED MY STUDENT LOAN TO BUY A SEWING MACHINE) and many other materials you can use for #CEW2011 activities

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The New Faculty Majority: Hands Up for Fair Employment

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FPSE (Federation of Post-Secondary Education) President's Statement for Fair Employment Week #FEW (Canadian version of #CEW2011)

 

This week in post-secondary institutions across Canada faculty and staff are highlighting the problems that non-regular faculty face in their demand for fair employment. It is a struggle that every local in our Federation takes on at the bargaining table and throughout the term of their collective agreements: the struggle to achieve fair and secure employment for every member.

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