Call for papers: Academic Labor, Research and Artistry

Academic Labor: Research and Artistry (ALRA) is a peer-reviewed open access journal launched in 2016 by the Center for the Study of Academic Labor at Colorado State University. ALRA seeks submissions of articles on academic labor markets and labor relations, both nationally and internationally. Along with our center and website, we offer a research home … More Call for papers: Academic Labor, Research and Artistry

Henry Heller & Radhika Desai on the UMFA strike settlement at U of Manitoba

By Henry Heller, Radhika Desai As one of us wrote in these pages a few weeks ago, the recent University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) strike stood to win historically significant gains in the ongoing battle against the commodification and corporatization of education. Sensing this, faculty unions across the country and around the world were watching … More Henry Heller & Radhika Desai on the UMFA strike settlement at U of Manitoba

Radhika Desai on University of Manitoba Strike

By Radhika Desai, As I walk the picket lines with my colleagues, still strongly supporting the strike in its second week with no sign of a resolution, our stakes are very concrete: increased workloads, performance indicators, and arbitrary management decisions affecting job security, tenure, academic freedom, and collegial governance. At the same time, as a … More Radhika Desai on University of Manitoba Strike

‘Soul of the university’ on the line with U of M strike

While teachers continue to walk the picket line, a professor in the Department of Philosophy says the “soul of the university” is on the line. Arthur Schafer, who is also the founding director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, said the strike is all tied to a shift in culture at the University … More ‘Soul of the university’ on the line with U of M strike

University of Manitoba Professors are on strike! In solidarity!

The faculty of the University of Manitoba has voted in favour of a strike, after collective bargaining negotiations with university officials deteriorated. For more information, see here, here, and here URPE offers its strong support and solidarity with respect to the current social action and the many challenges the faculty has been facing throughout the … More University of Manitoba Professors are on strike! In solidarity!

Save the UMass Amherst Labor Center: Sign the Petition!

In the past year, UMass administrators have eliminated all funding for graduate students (including teaching and research assistantships) and all funding for part-time faculty who have taught the required curriculum for many years.  They have made efforts to take governance of the program out of the hands of Labor Center faculty, effectively eliminated the Center’s professional … More Save the UMass Amherst Labor Center: Sign the Petition!

UMass-Amherst preparing to abolish Labor Center

From Michael D. Yates: This letter is from Eve Weinbaum, Director of the Labor Center at UMass-Amherst. She writes about the abominable efforts of the university administration to get rid of the Labor Center and its despicable treatment of her. Eve is an outstanding champion of workers, at her own university and across the country. … More UMass-Amherst preparing to abolish Labor Center