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INSANE! Cuts to Higher Ed are a Death Spiral

The Backward Logic of Austerity Threatens America’s Most Vibrant Campus CUNY must be saved from needless cuts. By Ben Lerner — Mr. Lerner is a writer and a professor of English at Brooklyn College.  May 26, 2020 Students at the Brooklyn College…

MYTH BUSTER: Project Labor Agreements Actually Save Money!

“PLAs’ cost savings are both direct and indirect and can be substantial” By: Fred B. Kotler, J.D. Associate Director Construction Industry Program School of Industrial and Labor Relations Cornell University ● PLAs are a valuable construction management tool for project…

Power and Money Grab by CT Board of Regents

‘Good faith’ and community college consolidation CT VIEWPOINTS — CT Mirror In December 2017, as the Connecticut State College and University system office was preparing its “Students First” consolidation plan, the system’s Faculty Advisory Committee presented an extended critique of the…

Raise the Pay for our Most Important Workers!

Let’s pay preschool educators a worthy wage ..AFT Follow May 1 · By Tammy Duckworth I know firsthand the difference a teacher can make in a student’s life. When I was a child, my dad lost his job — and all too quickly,…

Want Financial Security? Get a Union Study says…..

Unions Not Companies Deliver Real, Sustainable Financial Security   Families Need More Financial Help, Unions Can Deliver   GETTY –FORBES – Nov 4, 2019 — Christian Weller Senior Contributor — A lot of American working-class families struggle financially. A range of organizations thus encourage…

More Jobs! Higher Wages! Real Facts!

NY Fed: Minimum wage hikes didn’t kill jobs Study found that higher pay boosted job numbers for low income workers –Crain’s NY Business:  GREG DAVID — Columnist — September 25, 2019 11:25 AM Bloomberg HIGHLIGHTS • Study zeroed in on NY border • Wages increased…

SIGNED LEGAL CONTRACT? What Contract.

NLRB makes it easier for employers to change labor contracts without union permission –by Sean Higgins  | September 10, 2019 — Washington Examiner — The National Labor Relations Board, the main federal labor law enforcement agency, issued a ruling Tuesday that will…