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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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Mooney, Christine; Volchok, Edward – Thought & Action, 2016
This year, labor unions got a reprieve: The Supreme Court deadlocked in a much-anticipated case that could have turned almost every state into Wisconsin, where partisan interests have crippled union power. The case, "Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association," addressed a previous case, "Abood v. Detroit Board of…
Descriptors: Public Sector, Unions, Court Litigation, Labor Legislation
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Maitland, Christine – Thought & Action, 2007
In this article, the author reviews the history of the National Education Association (NEA), which celebrated its 150th year in 2007. Over that time, NEA has been a driving force in education at all levels. The story of NEA is about the building of a unique American school system and the articulation of three levels of education into a unified…
Descriptors: National Organizations, United States History, Educational History, Higher Education
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McColm, Greg; Dorn, Sherman – Thought & Action, 2005
This article describes the events surrounding the University of South Florida's (USF) involvement with Sami Al-Arian, who was a professor at USF prior to accusations of involvement in the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). The seeds of the Al-Arian controversy were planted in the early 1990s when USF--an ambitious but underfunded…
Descriptors: National Security, Universities, Educational Practices, College Faculty