Unions/unionization

Suffolk Part-Timers Unionize

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AAUP’s “Boston experiment” garners another success, say organizers.

Janitors' Strike at U. of Miami Escalates

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Janitors at the University of Miami, most living at or close to the poverty level, have taken concerns about their working conditions to the next level -- a strike. Many have said they are willing to forgo days of pay they describe as meager to raise awareness about low-income workers. And since Tuesday evening, an increasing number have taken to the picket lines, demanding action by both university administrators and the company they work for.  

Moving to 'Conversion'

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For some time now, large gatherings of faculty members have included a session about adjuncts. Those frustrated at being kept off of the tenure track would hear the latest data on the shrinking pool of tenure-track jobs and attendees would trade horror stories about the use and abuse of part-timers. And then the meeting would get back to its regular agenda.

A Strike Falters

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UAW and grad student leaders vow to press on, but NYU isn't wavering, many TA's are back at work and undergraduate support has lessened.

Hungry for Recognition

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Hoping to intensify pressure on administrators, U. of Miami students join water-only fast in support of low-wage janitors.

Cary Nelson's New Platform

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Cary Nelson -- author or editor of 25 books -- has never been at a loss for words. He'll now have a new forum to express his views about academe, as he has been elected as the next president of the American Association of University Professors.

Trying to Raise the Stakes at NYU

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New president of AAUP is arrested in protest to back TA union -- and seeks to have professors join "personal boycott."

Miami's Union Breakthrough

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On Monday, after weeks of hunger striking and several trips to the hospital, janitors at the University of Miami saw their employer, UNICCO Service Company, and the union that wants to represent them, the Service Employees International Union, reach an agreement that could have them unionizing before fall semester.

Clash of Interests

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Adjuncts at 2 California community colleges push for union separate from full-time professors, reflecting a growing divide nationally.

Boycott Debate Is Back

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Some British academics again try to isolate colleges and professors in Israel -- and other academics see the movement as offensive.

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