Week of June 25, 2018
Still waiting on a decision from the Supreme Court in the Janus case, which will affect unionized public-sector employees in 22 states. Linda Greenhouse, writing in the New York Times, delves into the politics behind the case, and what the decision may say about the principle of supporting the greater common good.
“Three UC campuses did not consistently discipline faculty” and staff accused of sexual harassment, according to a state audit released Thursday. Although the audit covered 10 years and UC has changed how it handles these cases, a UC Berkeley graduate student and leader of UAW Local 2865 said “The university’s policies and procedures are continuing to fail survivors,” reports the Los Angeles Times.
Brown University and its graduate student union organizers agreed last week on “terms for a possible union election,” reports Inside Higher Ed. If 30 percent of eligible members support unionization, an election under the American Federation of Teachers could be held this fall. (At the University of California, AFT represents non-tenured lecturers.)
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