1. On unions:
a. The DI on the SEIU situation, the second quoting Ricky Baldwin as saying there has been “definite movement”.
b. NG report on demonstrations at Flex-N-Gate. S. R. Khan is our May Commencement speaker. This could become ineresting.
c. Tim Cain’s review of the research on faculty unions (see Feb. 9 entry).
d. Essay: “Three reasons even right-wing Republicans should like unions”
e. Nurses union NFN plans to affiliate with AFT (beating out AFSCME) and “fun” at Cablevision
There is also an updated minibriefing 02.15.2013 (and other updates) from the invaluable suaa.org
3. On the UI lab in Chicago:
See articles below on 2/13, 2/14
4. A public university tries to deal with salary compression
5. The SEC is interested in faculty opinion about how shared governance works (at least on the department and college level)
6. And finally… a game theory professor gets hoist by his own too-clever grading scheme: