Posts tagged University

    NYC’s New School tells students to attend class while professors strike

    November 17, 2022 // Part-time professors at Manhattan’s New School went on strike on Wednesday — but the progressive university wants students to cross the picket line to keep attending classes while their instructors fight for better wages. Parents were stunned when they received an email from the university on Wednesday that said that despite the professor strike, the school “remains open and instructional activities are ongoing.” The school, which can cost upwards of $60,000 per year, said it’s encouraging students to keep up with their work through an “alternative instructional plan

    CALIFORNIA’S GOVERNMENT UNIONS CONTINUE STEADY DECLINE

    October 10, 2022 // “This decline is most remarkable because it comes despite that massive hiring boom,” said Jackson Reese, Vice President of California Policy Center and director of CPC’s Janus project. “Every time a worker resigns union membership, her union loses close to $1,000 in dues per year. And, of course, that means $1,000 annually goes into the employee’s pocket.” Reese, who led CPC’s documents review, said his team calculates that the membership losses produced a decline in annual union dues income of just under $337 million. “That’s money the unions no longer have to finance campaigns, engage in political activism or lobby government officials — and that’s a key purpose of our work here,” Reese said.

    Indiana: EXPLAINING THE IU GRAD STUDENT STRIKE

    April 19, 2022 // As part-time employees they legally do not have the right to go on strike, and could be fired with no repercussions for the university. They are also asking for healthcare benefits and childcare, as well. The students got a five percent raise this year.

    Tensions Rise Between Oklahoma City Leaders, Unions Over Vaccine Mandates

    October 31, 2021 // Oklahoma City: Police, fire and even sanitation crews are protesting rules that require employees to be at least partially vaccinated, or go on unpaid leave.