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Volchok, Edward – Thought & Action, 2018
Right-to-work (RTW) laws neither provide opportunity for gainful employment nor a higher standard of living. In truth, by ending a union's ability to charge administrative fees to employees who benefit from their collectively bargained contract, these laws aim to weaken unions and silence workers. They are designed to help employers, not workers.…
Descriptors: Unions, College Faculty, Labor Legislation, Court Litigation
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Rhoades, Gary – Thought & Action, 2000
Discussion of higher education faculty and unions urges a "public professional unionism" in which faculty and staff work cooperatively with administrators to promote quality in instruction and a high level of professionalism through participative decision making. Argues that higher education unions must also pay more attention in collective…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Faculty College Relationship, Higher Education
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Diamond, Arlyn – Thought & Action, 1986
The role of feminist faculty and unions in forming alliances to change the traditional academic power structure and in addressing faculty issues common to women and other groups is discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Contracts, Faculty College Relationship
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Johnson, Ben; McCarthy, Tom – Thought & Action, 2000
Two graduate teaching assistants, veterans of the Yale (Connecticut) "grade strike," discuss the importance of graduate students to the academic enterprise and how "the casualization of academic labor" impacts on higher learning in general and faculty in particular. They urge faculty to join with graduate assistants to check…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Higher Education
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Shaw, George C. – Thought & Action, 2000
Describes how collective bargaining has emerged as an important factor in higher education, with some faculty resisting unionism as a threat to status and dignity. Seeks to refute the source of such resistance, the "myth of academe," or the belief that faculty lead lives devoted to selfless pursuit of knowledge in institutions carefully…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Environment, College Faculty, Faculty College Relationship