Tag: Education

“Shock Doctrine” in Higher Ed: Class Struggle in the Pandemic

With the pandemic and economic downturn, faculty are facing the threat of a “shock therapy” in higher education bringing sweeping changes to their working conditions. To meet this crisis, they need to organize for worker and student control of colleges and universities.

Work in the Time of Coronavirus: Living on the Edge of a Cliff

For many, making a living in the United States means taking out substantial debt and working long hours at more than one precarious job. An education worker and playwright speaks out about how the coronavirus outbreak has exacerbated tensions that existed before this crisis.

UCSC Graduate Employees on Strike

For the second time in as many semesters, UCSC graduate employees have defied union bureaucrats, staging wildcat actions to fight for the demands that their union won’t. Such radical actions have the potential to inspire other struggles across the university system.

The Taylor Law Can be Defeated

Passing resolutions and lobbying Albany is not enough. If we want to take back the right to strike, we will have to use it.

“Shock Doctrine” in Higher Ed: Class Struggle in the Pandemic

With the pandemic and economic downturn, faculty are facing the threat of a “shock therapy” in higher education bringing sweeping changes to their working conditions. To meet this crisis, they need to organize for worker and student control of colleges and universities.

Work in the Time of Coronavirus: Living on the Edge of a Cliff

For many, making a living in the United States means taking out substantial debt and working long hours at more than one precarious job. An education worker and playwright speaks out about how the coronavirus outbreak has exacerbated tensions that existed before this crisis.

UCSC Graduate Employees on Strike

For the second time in as many semesters, UCSC graduate employees have defied union bureaucrats, staging wildcat actions to fight for the demands that their union won’t. Such radical actions have the potential to inspire other struggles across the university system.

CUNY Reaches “Historically” Bad Contract Agreement with Faculty Union

On Wednesday, October 23, after almost two years of closed-door bargaining, the Executive Council of the CUNY Professional Staff Congress (which represents both staff and faculty at the university) finally agreed to a tentative contract proposal with management. Hailed as “historic” and “transformational” by the union leadership and the University, both of which have already begun their victory laps in the local press, the agreement actually represents a massive compromise on the most pressing issue for many union members: equal pay for adjunct faculty.  While the rank and file have been demanding that adjunct wages be doubled to $7,000 per

The Taylor Law Can be Defeated

Passing resolutions and lobbying Albany is not enough. If we want to take back the right to strike, we will have to use it.