Temple University Rank and Filers Release Palestine Solidarity Statement
Rank and filers at Temple University in Philly are demanding their union local and national fight to end all support for Israel and join the cause of Palestinian workers.
Jason KoslowskiAugust 3, 2021
Graduate Workers of Columbia Reject Tentative Agreement in Historic Vote
The Graduate Workers of Columbia are the first graduate student union ever to reject a tentative agreement with their university. Student workers at other universities should take lessons from the successes of the strong fighting stance they have taken against the wishes of the union bureaucracy.
Olivia WoodMay 4, 2021
NYU Graduate Workers Continue Strike For Living Wages and Cops off Their Campus
After ten months without a contract, graduate workers at the largest private university in the United States are on strike for better wages, better benefits, and the eviction of the NYPD from their campuses.
James Dennis HoffApril 30, 2021
Columbia Graduate Workers Organize to Vote No on Proposed Contract
Graduate student workers at Columbia will soon be voting on whether to accept a proposal for their first union contract. But the proposed contract sells out almost all of their demands.
Olivia WoodApril 20, 2021
Columbia Grad Students On Strike for a Living Wage
Graduate student workers at Columbia University walked off the job yesterday, demanding pay raises and improved health care. Read our report from the picket line.
Olivia WoodMarch 16, 2021
Union Busting at Collin College: Two Organizers Fired after Colleague Dies of COVID
After the death of a beloved colleague from Covid in November, professors at Collin College began to organize a faculty union. Not long after the Collin College Faculty Association was formed, two of its leaders were summarily fired.
James Dennis HoffFebruary 12, 2021
University of Michigan Busts Graduate Worker Strike
On September 7, the University of Michigan’s Graduate Student Employment Organization (GEO) authorized a strike against unsafe working conditions due to Covid-19. The university immediately mobilized to end the strike, including filing a restraining order against the union and paying tenured teachers to take over graduate students’ classes. A participant in the strike shares their perspective.
Dawn KaczmarSeptember 25, 2020
Professor Dies of Coronavirus During Zoom Lecture
Paola Di Simone, an Argentinian professor, reported on August 28 that she had tested positive for the coronavirus and had been showing symptoms for four weeks. This week, she collapsed in the middle of a live virtual lecture. Her employer, the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE), has not yet explained why Paola was working while ill.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaSeptember 5, 2020
PSC-CUNY President Finally Says the S Word
Will CUNY workers finally go on strike? With public school teachers in New York City threatening a strike of their own, PSC leadership implied last week that a possible strike is on the table. With 3,000 part time workers laid off this summer and more cuts expected, and racial capitalism ravaging the CUNY community under the pandemic, a strike is long overdue.
Olivia WoodAugust 29, 2020