David Roediger

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Kendrick C. Babcock Professor of History

It has never been clearer that universities are more like other workplaces than different from them. They are in fact a leading edge for the implementation of cutbacks, job insecurity, bureaucratic scrutiny, mass production, and attacks on pension plans. They have long used weak forms of faculty co-participation to recruit cooperation with such anti-teacher and anti-student practices. Now they are increasingly disinclined to respect even such minimal standards of faculty governance. University labor, like world labor, badly needs a union.