Dear Alma: can any scrap of paper be a union card?

Dear Alma,

The Admin’s FAQ on unions tries to suggest the Campus Faculty Association will somehow trick faculty into unionizing. It just about claims that CFA could pick up one of my credit card receipts off the floor, slap the CFA logo on it, and use it to get a union!

Why do you think the Admin keeps spreading this nonsense?

Shawly Knot

Dearest Knot,

Our recent card drive for non-tenure-track faculty was a model of rectitude, and if anyone signing a CFA card titled “Union Representation Authorization” was left unclear whether it meant they wanted a union to represent them, then I’ll eat my hat.

Come to think of it, this past week has been pretty cold – would someone please bring me a hat and an espresso?

Love, Alma