The Campus Faculty Association invites you to join us in a public panel discussion on September 18, featuring Art Hochner, Ernst Benjamin, George Boulukos, and David O’Brien. We will discuss how faculty unionism can protect our profession, our work and public higher education in general. A Q&A session will follow.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 18th @ 4:00 PM
WHERE: University YMCA, 1001 South Wright Street
Art Hochner is an Associate Professor of human resource management in the Fox School of Business & Management at Temple University, where he has taught since 1978. He is also President and Chief Negotiator of the Temple Association of University Professionals, American Federation of Teachers local 4531. TAUP represents 1,350 full-time faculty, librarians, and academic professionals in eleven of Temple’s schools and colleges. Hochner is a member of AFT’s Higher Education Program & Policy Council, and vice president at large of the AFT Pennsylvania Executive Council.
Ernst Benjamin received his PhD in political science from the University of Chicago. He served as AAUP General Secretary (2006-2008 and 1984-1994) and as Director of Research (1995-2001).Benjamin taught at Wayne State University from 1965 to 1984 where he served as chief negotiator and president of the WSU-AAUP and Chair of the National AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress. His academic responsibilities at WSU included teaching public sector labor relations and serving as director of the union-oriented Weekend College and Interim Dean of Lifelong Learning. His many publications on higher education collective bargaining include (with Michael Mauer) Academic Collective Bargaining (AAUP & MLA, 2006).
George Boulukos is an Associate Professor of English at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He is also a longstanding member of the faculty senate (currently Chair of the Senate Budget Committee), and Vice President of the SIUC faculty union.
David O’Brien is an Associate Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has served as the Chair of the Art History Program and on the Executive Committees of the School and the College of Fine and Applied Arts. He has many years of experience on the University Senate, where he has served on the Library Committee, the Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, and the Committee on Committees. He is Vice President of the local chapter of the AAUP and on the Executive Committee of the Campus Faculty Association.
Refreshments will be provided. Email RSVP to confirm a seat. Children and families are welcome.
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