HARRY LIEBERSOHN Professor, History I’m interested in the overall well-being of our campus. A collective bargaining unit will improve our ability as faculty to play a constructive role in shaping the university’s future, in the best tradition of shared governance.
Inger Stole Associate Professor, Communication Shared governance is the key to a fair and democratic workplace. A faculty union to secure this right and protect the integrity of public higher education has my fullest support.
MARTIN F. MANALANSAN IV Associate Professor, Anthropology and Asian American Studies While we may be living in a time of economic and political crises, we should always be actively engaged with and vigilantly supporting collective bargaining and union organizing. Labor and workers’ rights have always been the backbone of any intellectual and material pursuit atContinue reading “Martin F. Manalansan IV”
MICHAEL KRAL Associate Professor, Julian Rappaport Professorial Scholar, Psychology and Anthropology My faculty union in Canada was extremely helpful to its members. A union on this campus will give faculty a voice in the running of the university and make the university a more equitable place to work.
Dan Schiller Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science The university needs to reinvigorate itself as an institution of public higher education. The faculty must play an essential role in this process, and a union will help us assume that responsibility.
DAVID ROEDIGER 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 facultyContinue reading “David Roediger”
ERIK McDUFFIE Associate Professor, History and African American Studies A union would provide faculty with a collective voice for fighting for our dignity and rights and for addressing broader issues of social justice on campus and in the community.
JESSICA GREENBERG Assistant Professor, Anthropology Over the past few years, I’ve noticed an uptick in despair in the classroom. Students are worried: about the economy, about the environment, about the state of politics, about their futures. Because I teach classes on youth political activism and social movements, I can offer some examples of social change,Continue reading “Jessica Greenberg”
BRUCE REZNICK Professor, Mathematics; Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (2012) I support the union to restore the proper balance in decision making between the working faculty and the administration. Collective bargaining ensures that the voice of the working faculty will be heard, even when some find its message inconvenient.
BRETT ASHLEY KAPLAN Professor, Comparative and World Literature The faculty need a collective voice in order to be heard. Our pensions, our salaries, and the expectation that we will take on more administrative work that would ideally be carried by more qualified staff who need jobs are all up for negotiation. We have no powerContinue reading “Brett Ashley Kaplan”
DAVID O’BRIEN Associate Professor, Art History Unionization is necessary to improve the university because our faculty have lost much of their ability to provide input and guidance to the administration. A union will help restore the power of our voice in how the university is run and reverse the decline in the university’s standing.
KAY EMMERT Lecturer, English A union is a way to ensure that non-tenure-track faculty have a voice. Making us part of the conversation is a clear way of showing us that our contributions matter, and we can be more deeply invested in our community.