Wednesday, November 01, 2006

News Roundup

Faculty at Evergreen State College in Washington State have voted to form a union that includes both full-time and part-time employees.

In Kenya, a faculty strike has shut down 5 of the 6 public universities (coverage is in The Chronicle of Higher Education; subscription required).

Finally, the GSOC Journal reported yesterday that the Chemistry action last month has paid off, with about 100 grad employees finally getting their expected pay instead of having to wait for May to receive it. Chemistry GAs say that this shows the power of collective action to resolve problems--and that, after all, is why we need a second contract.

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