As of Sept. 13, Tacoma teachers are on strike. For details, see the We Teach Tacoma blog.
Original article from CHE. Update from CHE.
An article (published May 23) summarizing and contextualizing recent attacks on labor faculty, and the Koch Brothers’ funding at FSU and elsewhere: http://subterraneandispatches.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/attacking-memory-of-workers-struggle/
UFE Bargaining Team, 2011: Rebecca Sunderman (Chair) Jose Gomez, Grace Huerta, Gary McNeil, Laurie Meeker, Sarah Ryan, Joli Sandoz. Please contact members of the bargaining team with your ideas. Contract negotiations have begun. Thanks to all those who completed the online survey, attended bargaining forums, and/or met with your steward to provide your input on compensation, working conditions, and benefits. Your input in all of these forms will inform the work of the Bargaining Team representing the United Faculty of Evergreen in the upcoming contract negotiations, helping ensure that the contract addresses the priorities of all faculty members. Look here for updates
April 8 Rally: 7,000 – 12,000 strong, including many UFE members. UFE Chair Laurie Meeker is quoted in this front page story from the Olympian. Photos Photos from the March 17 Rally at the capitol, featuring UFE members and others. February 21 Rally (photos from UFE Steward Lin Nelson):
A prominent conservative blogger posts edited footage of online labor studies lectures at University of Missouri. Faculty job threatened. Story in Chronicle of Higher Education, April 28, 2011 An update (May 17), via Democracy Now Useful commentary, including analysis of the unedited and edited videos, at Crooks and Liars. AAUP statement
Tentative agreement at Mt Hood, strike averted: Oregonian (May 12) Chronicle of Higher Education (May 11) Mt. Hood Community College Warns It Will Replace Any Faculty Members Who Strike (Chronicle of Higher Education: April 27, 2011)
Bargaining began on May 18. Look here for updates from the Bargaining Team chair. Bargaining Team 2011: Rebecca Sunderman, Chair, Jose Gomez, Grace Huerta, Gary McNeil, Laurie Meeker, Sarah Ryan, Joli Sandoz.