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Temple adjuncts and students support the union vote despite anti-union propaganda from administration. In support of the right to organize, we're featuring a video from the Temple effort each day. Here's the first.

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A must-hear discussion from a master thinker on what corporatization is doing to the university and faculty. "Full time and tenured faculty have got to align themselves with social movements, with unions..."

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"Not talking to workers and having a strategy that fundamentally avoided workers for several decades is what we need to change and what we can change."

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"Tenure doesn't guarantee that college teachers will be courageous. But it protects those who are."

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"...the union will be sitting across the table from an administration that will push back, because ultimately, they own the place, and, until now, they have made the rules. If part-time faculty want their interests to be taken seriously, they need to act as a unit and maintain the visibility that they fought to get."

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Fellow adjuncts, Union brethren: sign for solidarity with Duquesne U's adjuncts, who are being threatened with firing for organizing with the United Steelworkers and testifying before the NLRB.

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"The faculty have to mobilize, along with the students, like they did in the’60s and take the university back. The university is a site of struggle. I think those people who are most affected, the faculty and students, have got to find ways to link up with social movements outside of the university to be able to educate the public, mobilize, do everything they can to say, ‘Look, sorry, the model that we have now defining the university is a model that is not healthy for democracy, and it’s not healthy for students and faculty. Faculty are more than casual labour, students are more than customers and the university is more than simply a training centre for big business.’"

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CALL FOR PRESENTERS Challenging Academic Precarity October 2-4, 2015 Artspace, Peterborough ON Symposium Description: Academia has long been heralded as the ivory tower to which we all should aspire and those that are admitted are thought to be well…
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