AAUP-WSU Members Vote to Strike against WSU; Strike to Begin January 22

BY MARTIN KICH On Sunday, January 13, AAUP-WSU completed a strike authorization vote in response to the WSU Board of Trustees unilaterally imposing an unfair labor contract on January 4, AAUP-WSU h…

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Juxtaposition of the Day: Christmas Edition

BY MARTIN KICH Business Insider reports: Many citizens and businesses around China have reportedly been forbidden to celebrate or put up decorations for Christmas this year. Local authorities appea…

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Faculty Unions Do Have Allies in Other Unions

BY MARTIN KICH In a previous post, I showed in photos the large turnout of Wright State AAUP members at the October meeting of our board of Trustees. I have also posted the remarks made by two of o…

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PERI Analysis of the Affordability of Medicare for All

BY MARTIN KICH One of the biggest issues for just about every AAUP collective-bargaining unit in the country is healthcare costs. Most of our institutions are self-insured, and although good benefi…

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Post-Millennials and Higher Ed

BY MARTIN KICH Consider the following chart: The article from which this graphic is taken, “Early Benchmarks Show ‘Post-Millennials’ on Track to Be Most Diverse, Best-Educated Generation Yet,” has …

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Sherrod Brown Supports Wright State Chapter’s Efforts to Secure a Fair Contract

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown has stated that he is considering a run for the Democratic nomination in 2020.  He has been widely quoted as asserting that if the Democrats want wi…

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Free-Speech Issues on Campus

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH The following two stories illustrate the complexity of free-speech issues on campus.  For although it would be tempting to frame each case as a conflict between the free expre…

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Quotation of the Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH If blacks vote in great numbers, progressive whites win. It’s the only way progressive whites win. If blacks vote in great numbers, Hispanics win. If blacks, Hispanics and pro…

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United for America

Posted by Martin Kich Understanding instead of fear-mongering, compassion instead of suspicion, dignity instead of degradation News media that protect the public interest instead of chasing ratings…

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The Pursuit of the Phantom Menace Becomes the Pursuit of Phantom Jobs

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Yesterday, on Labor Day, this was the lead item in the Today’s Headlines newsletter from the Los Angeles Times: Will ‘Space Force’ Mean ‘Jobs, Jobs, Jobs’? President Trump’s p…

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