At California College of the Arts in San Francisco and Oakland, adjunct faculty have been trying for two years to win their first union contract. They are part of the Service Employees International Union’s Faculty Forward movement, through which some 13,000 adjuncts at fifty colleges across the nation have unionized in the last three years....more
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The union effort prompted my discovery of an egregious pay discrepancy, which I brought up with male writers and editors to their either mild interest or argumentative dismissal.
In Pacific Standard, Colette Shade writes about journalism, health, and unions:
One day, about three months in, two of my bosses took me into a small conference room. They told me that they were dissatisfied with my performance—in particular, some typos I had made, and an instance in which I had incorrectly identified a man in a photograph as Brian Williams.
On this particular night, I drink the brown stuff that burns my throat and tastes like the sweat of working men and women. I am full of sorrow for the people of Michigan, which had just been declared the 24th Right to Work state...more
Manhattan’s Strand Bookstore is in the midst of a labor struggle. Employees have launched a blog, which contains their original press release: “Strand ownership mounts unprecedented attack on union.”
MetroFocus reports on the current causes, as well as labor issues that have arisen at Strand in the past....more
I usually shop for supplies at the corner bodega, rarely making it to an actual grocery store. But, when imagining a more responsible me, I picture myself with a steady girlfriend shopping at the local Whole Foods. Whole Foods seems like the sort of welcoming, liberal, eco-conscious shop imagined-me would be into....more